Beijing sees first local transmission case in several weeks

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People buy food from a street vendor near a subway exit in Beijing on 10 June 2020

In Beijing, a 52-year-old man who has no history of traveling outside the city or contact with anyone coming in has been diagnosed with Covid-19. He is the first local transmission case in China for several weeks.

The man lives in Xicheng District. On Wednesday he visited a clinic reporting an intermittent fever, chills and fatigue. He had no other symptoms, and had no relevant travel or contact history in the past two weeks.

On Thursday the vice-mayor of Xicheng district told media the man had worn a mask and traveled alone to the hospital. He was one of seven new cases reported in mainland China. The other six, including five people in Shanghai and one in Fujian, were all imported.

Mainland China currently has 65 confirmed cases in the country. Four people were discharged on Thursday, according to the national health commission.