Two new coronavirus cases in China, both sent to quarantine facility
New Delhi : Beijing has reported two new coronavirus cases in less than 24 hours, taking the total tally of confirmed cases in less than a week to three.
The three new cases were reported in about 48 hour after Beijing went without a new domestic infection case for 55 days.
Two colleagues, both male, working at the China Meat Food Comprehensive Research Centre were diagnosed with the disease in the city's Fengtai district, Beijing health authorities said on Friday.
Two male colleagues, working at the China Meat Food Comprehensive Research Centre, have been diagnosed with the coronavirus infection.
Both patients, one 37, the other, 25, have been transferred to designated hospitals and medics are now carrying out contact tracing among the family, friends and remaining office workers who shared space with the two.
One of the two patients had also travelled to the city of Qingdao in the past week, the officials said.
The other third case is of a father of fourth grader. Nearly 50 primary school students and teachers have been quarantined at home after his positive report.
It is still a mystery how the 52-year-old male patient Tang Moumou, resident of Beijing's Xicheng district, was infected as he has told the authorities that he never left Beijing nor did he meet anyone from outside the city.
His son and family has tested negative for the coronavirus, a Beijing health official said on Friday.