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Thursday, August 13, 2020, 22:56
Market behind Beijing's June outbreak to reopen Saturday
By chinadaily.com.cn
Thursday, August 13, 2020, 22:56 By chinadaily.com.cn

Officials from the municipal government in Beijing attend a news conference in Beijing, capital of China, on Aug 13, 2020. (DU JUAN / CHINADAILY.COM.CN)

Xinfadi wholesale market, which suspended operations June 13 after being identified as the source of a cluster of COVID-19 infections in Beijing, will reopen to the public on Saturday, a municipal government official said on Thursday.

Zhou Xinchun, deputy head of Fengtai district, where the Xinfadi market is located, said authorites have upgraded the operation system to ensure that all buyers, vehicles and goods that have entered the market can be tracked down if needed.

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Staff workers disinfect trucks parked at the Xinfadi wholesale market in Beijing on July 7, 2020. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

All personnel will be required to pass through a facial recognition system before entering the market as well as undergo a body temperature check.

Fengtai district has screened all the potential risks in the market to ensure it is safe to reopen.

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According to the authorities, a convenience vegetable market near the wholesale market with an area of 1,000 square meters was open to the public for a trial run on July 28. It has 22 stands selling vegetables, fruits, oil and eggs, with the nearby neighborhood being its main source of customers.

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