China has reported a new group of more than 150 infections connected to an outbreak at Xinfadi, the largest food market in the city.
The country has recoreded a total of 24 new locally transmitted cases on Wednesday.
Three were reported outside of Beijing.
Two new COVID-19 patients in China’s northern Hebei province were traders at the Xinfadi market in Beijing, the Hebei Centre for Disease Control in China disclosed on Thursday.
The third new case outside of the capital is from Tianjin city, and is a 22-year-old man who works as a dishwasher at a hotel restaurant.
He has no travel history in the past 14 days and has not been in contact with confirmed or suspected cases, according to the CDC. According to the CDC,contact tracing is ongoing.
Tianjin is a provincial-level city with a population of 15.61 million, according to 2019 census records.
Four provinces in China — Hebei, Zhejiang, Sichuan and Liaoning — have confirmed cases related to the Beijing cluster, according to each of their local governments.
The country has however placed more restrictions it’s travel with emphasis on people who has been in close contact with Xinfadi’s residents since May 30.