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Beijing’s bar-linked Covid outbreak is ‘ferocious’, official says

A medical worker collects a swab from a resident at a mobile nucleic acid testing site amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Beijing, China June 10, 2022. — Reuters pic

A medical worker collects a swab from a resident at a mobile nucleic acid testing site amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Beijing, China June 10, 2022. — Reuters pic

SHENZHEN, June 12 — A Covid outbreak linked to a bar in China's capital Beijing is "ferocious", local government spokesman Xu Hejian said at a news conference today.

Some 166 cases have been linked so far to the outbreak at the Chaoyang Heaven Supermarket Bar, which emerged last week.

Authorities reported 33 new cases today as of 3 p.m. (0700 GMT). The capital has reported 1,997 local Covid cases since April 22. — Reuters