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Beijing transforms into a virtual fortress fearing second wave of COVID-19

As the world battles the fast-paced spread of the coronavirus pandemic, hundreds and thousands of lives have succumbed to this virus taking the death toll 126,776 globally.
The Coronavirus crisis is wreaking havoc like no other crisis ever before, while cases are proliferating, countries are in a scuffle as the pandemic reflects to have devastating consequences both socially and economically.

The Coronavirus had its early beginnings from the Chinese city of Wuhan which then went marching around the globe escalating outbreaks of the deadly infection.
While China and its economy suffered a massive plunge as it was the first country to suffer from the coronavirus outbreak.
Calling itself a “beacon in the darkness” China’s stringent quarantine measures and extreme restriction of movement had somewhat brought under control the spread of the virus crisis.
The WHO had lately congratulated China of undertaking proactive measures which garnered unique and unprecedented public health responses.

Though the Coronavirus cases had dramatically declined in China, reports in the past few days have revealed the virus surfacing gradually yet again bringing upon fear and panic amongst the Chinese for suffering a second wave of the infection. China has found itself in a tight spot as new coronavirus infections rose sharply, with surge in imported and asymptomatic cases of the Coronavirus pandemic.
China has now stepped up its border control and hopes to remain under a long term coronavirus epidemic control.

While both the imported and asymptomatic cases in China are rampantly surging high raising fears of a second wave of COVID-19 infections to hit the country yet again.
Beijing has adopted certain extreme and drastic measures to protect the country from reintroducing itself to the Coronavirus pandemic.
As China bans foreigners from entering the country, Beijing has gone a step further, as it has virtually walled itself off to outsiders by imposing a strict 14-day quarantine on people coming in from other parts of China, regardless of them being negative for COVID-19 which is usually a measure not undertaken or required in other cities. Beijing’s strict measures have already started deterring some visitors to go back.
Beijing cancelled the annual meeting of the National People’s Congress an important central political event in China which marks the approval of the nation’s political agenda with an aim to protect from falling the lives of thousands of delegates who were participate in the event.

With Beijing fearing a notorious rise in Coronavirus cases their stern measures are making them a stark symbol around the word in their ways of containing and stemming the virus revealing how a grave threat the contagion poses on mankind.

-Marilyn Ravi, NMTV News


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