The city of Beijing should immediately launch full inspections over its cold-chain industry and make the testing of staffers and goods more frequent, the city government said in a statement late on Wednesday, after some infections were found to be cold storage workers.
Residents are advised to reduce movement and unnecessary gatherings, while children, the elderly and people in weaker health should avoid crowded public places, the city’s health authority said in a statement on Wednesday.
Nationwide, China reported a total of 43 locally transmitted infections with confirmed symptoms for Jan 19, according to a statement by the National Health Commission on Thursday, down from 55 a day earlier.
There were no new deaths, leaving the death toll at 4,636. As of Jan 19, mainland China had 105,411 confirmed cases, including both local ones and those arriving from overseas.