Yang Zhanqiu, a professor at the Institute of Virology at the Medical Department of Wuhan University, believes that the coronavirus found on the wholesale market in Beijing is more contagious than the one that appeared on the seafood market in Wuhan.
“But I believe that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus detected on the Xinfadi market is more contagious than the one on the Huanan market in Wuhan,”Yang Zhanqiu.
He compared the number of cases in both cases, concluding that in Beijing it is more or less close to the Wuhan indicator.
He also noted that the epidemic in Wuhan was in the winter, and the summer temperature established in the capital of China does not contribute to the spread of the disease.
He emphasized that the difference between the current situation in Beijing and what was happening in Wuhan is that China has already accumulated considerable experience and created effective ways to protect against the virus.
But the emergence of new outbreaks and strains of the virus complicates research and development of vaccines, said a Chinese professor.
The Xinfadi largest wholesale market in Fengtai was temporarily closed on Saturday after an epidemiological investigation revealed coronavirus on a cutting board for imported salmon. Representatives of the Beijing government said that on Sunday in the city 76,499 people were tested for coronavirus, 59 tests were positive. In total, currently in the city’s hospitals there are 79 people with COVID-19, one of them is in critical condition, two in serious condition.
Martial law was introduced in Beijing due to new cases of COVID.