166 Covid-19 cases linked to single bar in Beijing | Breaking News

A total of 166 Covid infections in China have been linked to a single bar in the capital Beijing, officials say.

They were reported from June 09 – 3.00 pm yesterday (12), according to the Beijing municipal health commission.

Speaking at a media conference, Liu Xiaofeng, deputy head of the Beijing municipal disease prevention and control center, said that this has brought the number of new cases to 1,997 since April 22.

Currently, the Chinese capital has one medium-risk area for COVID-19.

The outbreak was traced to a venue called the Heaven Supermarket Bar, in the well-known entertainment area of Sanlitun in Chaoyang district, BBC reports.

Two buildings housing hundreds of people in Chaoyang were put under strict lockdown on Sunday after a positive case was reported, a residential committee worker had told Reuters news agency.

(Inputs from Xinhua, BBC and Reuters)

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