China has officially published data on a new coronavirus found in one of Beijing’s markets. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
China transmitted the available information on the genome of the virus to the World Health Organization (WHO). The country’s disease control and prevention center also shared information on the epidemiological situation in the market.
Earlier, the authorities of the capital decided to temporarily close the city due to a repeated outbreak of coronavirus infection. Since June 19, all passenger traffic with other regions of China has been suspended.
On June 15, it became known that the new coronavirus, found on the Xinfadi wholesale market in Beijing, may be more contagious than in Wuhan. The market manager said that SARS-CoV-2 was found on a cutting board used to chop imported salmon. As it turned out later, the infected fish was brought from the closed Jingshen seafood market, which previously recorded a new outbreak of coronavirus.
China has repeatedly been accused of late transmitting information to WHO about the onset of an outbreak in the country, as well as its unwillingness to actively cooperate in the fight against the spread of the virus. So, Beijing has repeatedly been sharply criticized in Washington. In March, US President Donald Trump accused China of not informing the world community about the outbreak of coronavirus. According to him, it would be better if the authorities of other countries knew about this a few months earlier.