China‘s National Health Commission announced on Sunday that it registered 49 new Coronavirus cases during the past 24 hours.
Earlier, Beijing announced the imposition of quarantine on 10 other districts in the Chinese capital, as it recorded dozens of new cases in recent days, according to “Sky News.”
An official in Beijing said that a district in the Chinese capital is on “wartime” emergency after the number of Coronavirus cases have risen due to a wholesale market there, Reuters reported.
“Testing involving 517 people in the Xinfadi market in the region showed that 45 of them were infected with the virus,” said a Chinese official.
“Beijing will immediately suspend sporting events and inter-regional tourism,” another official revealed.
On the other hand, Chinese media published the details of the new measures taken by Beijing to combat the bubonic plague, a new pandemic that has emerged in China.
The authorities of Inner Mongolia, in northern China, tightened preventive measures after the Inner Mongolia autonomous region confirmed one case of bubonic plague.
The health committee of the city of Bayan Nur said in a statement that the patient’s condition is stable while he is receiving treatment at a hospital in the city.
The committee prohibits the hunting and eating of animals that could carry the plaque. The public is advised to report any suspected cases of plague or fever with no apparent causes. They also asked residents to report sick or dead marmots.
This plague that’s caused by a bacterium called Yersinia pestis, can be transmitted to humans by fleas that have bitten infected rats and rodents.