Parts of Beijing locked down due to fresh virus cluster

first_imgAFP reporters saw hundreds of police officers and dozens of paramilitary police deployed at the two markets. Workers were seen hauling several crates of seafood out of Jingshen seafood market, also in Fengtai district.Fengtai district officials announced Saturday that the district has established a “wartime mechanism” and “field command centre” to deal with the fresh wave.Nine nearby schools and kindergartens have been closed. On Friday, Beijing officials delayed the return of students to primary schools across the city, and suspended all sporting events and group dining. Cross-provincial tour groups were suspended on Saturday.Mass testingThe chairman of the Xinfadi meat wholesale market told state-run Beijing News that the virus was detected on chopping boards used to handle imported salmon, stoking fears over the hygiene of Beijing’s food supply.Beijing’s market supervision authorities ordered a city-wide food safety inspection focusing on fresh and frozen meat, poultry and fish in supermarkets, warehouses and catering services.Major supermarket chains including Wumart and Carrefour removed all stocks of salmon overnight in the capital, but said supplies of other products would not be affected, Beijing Daily reported Saturday.Some Beijing restaurants were not serving any salmon on Saturday, according to AFP reporters.Beijing authorities also announced a mass COVID-19 testing campaign of anyone who has had “close contact” with the Xinfadi market since May 30, after they tested over 5,000 environmental samples from farmers’ markets and large supermarkets across the city on Friday. Of those, all 40 positive samples came from Xinfadi market.Nearly 2,000 wholesale market workers in Beijing were also tested for the virus on Friday, authorities said.Of the tests already carried out, an additional 46 market workers tested positive for the virus in throat swabs but currently show no clinical symptoms, officials said. All have been placed under strict medical observation.All but one of them are Xinfadi market workers, and the remaining case works at a farmers’ market in Haidian district, northwest Beijing.The Haidian worker is a close contact of one of the confirmed cases linked to Xinfadi market.Topics : China’s domestic outbreak had been brought largely under control through vast, strict lockdowns that were imposed after the disease was first detected in the central city of Wuhan last year.These measures had largely been lifted as the infection rate dropped, and the majority of cases reported in recent months were citizens living abroad who were tested as they returned home during the pandemic.Among the six new domestic cases announced Saturday were three Xinfadi market workers, one market visitor and two employees at the China Meat Research Centre, seven kilometers (four miles) away. One of the employees had visited the market last week.Authorities closed the market, along with another seafood market visited by one of the patients, for disinfection and sample collection on Friday. Parts of Beijing were placed under lockdown on Saturday as six new domestic coronavirus cases were reported, fueling fears of a resurgence in local transmission.People were prevented from leaving their homes at 11 residential estates in south Beijing’s Fengtai district after most of the cases were linked to a nearby meat market, city officials said in a press briefing.Beijing’s first COVID-19 case in two months, announced on Thursday, had visited Xinfadi meat market last week and had no recent travel history outside the city.last_img read more

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Gold Coast penthouse sells for seven figure sum

first_imgCook in style with an ocean view. The Italian-inspired penthouse sold for $2.215 million at auction this week.A STUNNING European-inspired Main Beach penthouse sold to a Brisbane-based buyer under the hammer this week for $2.215 million.It was the second highest sale in the state, CoreLogic records show.The property, in the Spinnaker building on Main Beach Pde, had been on the market since February with different agencies.The penthouse from above.Tolemy Stevens of Harcourts Coastal took the property to auction where it attracted five registered bidders. He said the sale came down to an “aggressive marketing campaign”.“There were more than 50 inspections over four weeks and the auction was successful to the delight of the sellers,” he said.“The buyer was from Brisbane and will be using the lovely penthouse as a private holiday home for his family.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North5 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoIt has plenty of space to entertain.The apartment was home to Italian sisters, Giulia Ponticello and Josephine Rizzo, who inherited it from their parents.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:45Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Summer Dream Home: Currumbin01:45 Related videos 01:45Summer Dream Home: Currumbin01:34Paradise for sale…01:16Dream home: Broadbeach Waters01:33Dream Home: New Farm01:36Dream Home: Brookfield01:00Mermaid BeachWith two kitchens, a wet bar and multiple formal lounge rooms, the penthouse oozes Italian luxury across three levels.The property was bought in 1994 but Mrs Ponticello said the style all started with her parents’ love affair with classic Italian furniture.The bedroom is just as glamorous as the living areas.“It was just an ordinary unit design when my parents originally bought it,” she told the Bulletin earlier this year. “It all started with the Silik-style furniture, which my parents imported from Italy. My father is from Sicily and he was fond of the traditional classical style.”What a view- the ocean from almost every room.The features include black granite kitchen benchtops, Victorian-style tiled floors and glass chandeliers which add true a touch of luxury.The penthouse has columns with gold-leaf style finishes and a winding staircase which leads up to three ensuites bedrooms and two living rooms.The rooftop level, which has 360 views, features an impressive St Peter’s Basilica style dome above the dining table which lets in streams of filtered light.Fancy a bite to eat at this dining room table?last_img read more

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ACC, Pac-12 have canceled basketball tournaments because of the coronavirus.

first_imgACC, Pac-12 have canceled basketball tournaments because of the coronavirus. March 12, 2020 Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLAS VEGAS (AP) — ACC, Pac-12 have canceled basketball tournaments because of the coronavirus.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img

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