Beijing's epidemic situation under control: expert

Source: Xinhua| 2020-06-18 19:15:55|Editor: huaxia

Members of the Beijing Blue Sky Rescue(BSR) team conduct disinfection at the Yuegezhuang wholesale market in Beijing, capital of China, June 16, 2020. Beijing has disinfected 276 farm produce markets and closed 11 such underground and semi-underground markets as of 6 a.m. Tuesday to better curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. (Xinhua/Chen Zhonghao)

BEIJING, June 18 (Xinhua) -- Beijing's epidemic situation is under control and the number of new cases is expected to drop in the coming days, said Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, on Thursday.

Although Beijing has been reporting confirmed cases every day, this does not mean that all cases are newly infected, Wu told a press conference.

The 21 cases that Beijing reported on Wednesday were basically infected before June 12, Wu said.

More cases are expected in the following days, but the number would dwindle, he said.