Beijing back to war-time measures in second wave of coronavirus spike


China’s vice premier Sun Chunlan is calling for “decisive measures” in Beijing as the capital moves to mass coronavirus testing after a spike in cases connected to a major wholesale food market.

According to Global Times, Sun Chunlan, who had led anti- fight in for months, urged authorities to take decisive measures in containing virus spread in after latest infection clusters. The capital city is still facing high risks of further virus spreading.

Latest figures show 49 new cases in mainland China, ten imported and 39 acquired locally – 36 of them in Beijing.

On Sunday night Beijing ordered all companies to supervise 14-day home quarantine for employees who have visited the Xinfadi market or been in contact with anyone who has done so.

The market was closed before dawn on Saturday and the district containing the market put itself on a “wartime” approach.

“Beijing has entered an extraordinary period,” Beijing city spokesman Xu Hejian said at a conference.

Several districts of the capital put up security checkpoints, closed schools and ordered people to be tested for the coronavirus on Monday after the unexpected rise in cases.

The new shutdown will be another blow to China’s economy, already devastated by Covid-19.

The ruling Communist party eased most limits on business and travel after declaring victory over the disease in March. Some curbs still are in place including a ban on most foreign travelers arriving in the country.

The communist regime is not only fighting a domestic war, it is facing a greater war on the international front that has heated up bigger fires at its cover-up of the COVID-19 spread and disinformation. The CCP has become the number one enemy of the civilized world.

US President Trump, at the 2020 United States Military Academy at West Point Graduation Ceremony, once again put his enemy – the Communist regime – on notice.

“I want to take this opportunity to thank all members of America’s Armed Forces in every branch — active duty, National Guard, and reserve — who stepped forward to help battle the invisible enemy — the new virus that came to our shores from a distant land called China.  We will vanquish the virus.  We will extinguish this plague.”

“It is not the duty of U.S. troops to solve ancient conflicts in faraway lands that many people have never even heard of.  We are not the policemen of the world,” Trump said, “But let our enemies be on notice: If our people are threatened, we will never, ever hesitate to act.”

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi in Hawaii, trying to ease tensions between the world’s two largest economies over various issues, according to media reports.

Pompeo was planning the trip “quietly” and the arrangements were not yet finalized, Politico said.

Relations between the countries have deteriorated in recent months, and U.S. President Donald Trump has said he could even sever relations.

By Winnie Troppie


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