Parts of Beijing put under lockdown due to fresh coronavirus cluster

GREG BAKER / AFP

Parts of Beijing have been placed under lockdown after six new domestic coronavirus cases sparked fears of a new wave of COVID-19.

All new cases were linked to the district's Xinfadi wholesale market, with authorities shutting it down immediately.

Officials have adopted a "wartime emergency mode" in 11 residential estates in south Beijing's Fengtai district, with mass COVID-19 screenings being carried out in the area. Of the 517 recently tested, 45 people have been positive though none showed any symptoms.

The Chinese capital will also suspend sports events and inter-provincial tourism.

On Friday, China reported 11 new COVID-19 cases and seven asymptomatic infections.

Globally, the virus has infected more than 7.66 million people worldwide and killed more than 420,000.

More from International

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • Off Script with Chris, Robbie & Sonal

    5:00pm - 7:00pm

    The UAE’s alternative take on news, entertainment and sport. Join Chris, Robbie and Sonal as they cut through the clutter to bring you the news, entertainment and sport stories that actually matter.

  • Extra Time

    7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Chris & Robbie bring you the latest from the sporting world plus interviews with upcoming and legendary sporting stars.

On Dubai Eye

  • Dubai Eye 103.8: On The Frontline

    Dubai Eye 103.8's Georgia Tolley speaks to the Emirate's top doctors and health officials to find out why the UAE is winning the fight against COVID-19.

  • Mark's Summer Bucket List

    Mark Lloyd has been giving you ideas to keep you busy this summer, from staycations to online improv workshops!

Business Breakfast