Food and supply deliveries ensured for Beijing quarantine residents

Source: Xinhua| 2021-01-26 22:08:43|Editor: huaxia

BEIJING, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- Orderly delivery and distribution of supplies for residents who are required to self-quarantine at home in Daxing District of Beijing have been ensured by joint efforts of local volunteers and supermarket suppliers since Wednesday.

The district will enforce stringent lockdown management in five residential compounds in the Tiangongyuan sub-district, where two new cases were detected. Over 24,000 residents of five compounds are now required to self-quarantine in their homes.

The Bureau of Commerce in Daxing District have been coordinating between markets and transports to send about a hundred of trucks delivering fresh vegetables and daily necessities to people's doors.

Quarantined residents can make orders online in the Tiangongyuan sub-district and over 300 volunteers have been assisting the distribution and delivery of supplies.

Beijing reported two new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases on Monday, the municipal health commission said on Tuesday. Both cases were reported in Daxing District, according to the commission.

Health authorities in Beijing previously said that they had identified the novel coronavirus behind the recent COVID-19 cases in Daxing as the mutant strain first found in Britain.