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Beijing officials declare COVID-19 outbreak ‘under control’
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Beijing officials declare COVID-19 outbreak ‘under control’

Officials in Chinese capital Beijing on Wednesday said the new coronavirus outbreak that has infected 256 people in Beijing since early June is now "under control".Authorities have raced to contain the outbreak linked to the largest wholesale food market in Beijing after the first case was announced on June 11, leading to a partial lockdown of the city."The Beijing epidemic directly linked to Xinfadi (market) is basically under control, but at the same time we have discovered household and workplace cluster infections and cases of community transmission," said Beijing municipal government spokesman Xu Hejian at a briefing."The prevention and control situation remains complicated, we cannot lower our guard in the slightest," he said.Officials found that 253 out of 256 Beijing cases were lin...