New COVID outbreak in Beijing
A new coronavirus outbreak in China’s capital has raised concerns. There were medium and high-risk areas in Fengtai District, and Changping District.
According to Xinhuanet, Beijing authorities reported at the Epidemic Prevention and Control Press conference that there were 4 new cases positive with COVID on August 15, including 2 cases in Changping District, 1 case in Chaoyang District and 1 case in Fengtai District.
The Paper reported 73 close contacts with new cases confirmed in Fengtai District. Building 1, Lixinjiayuan South District, Taipingqiao Street, Fengtai District is a high-risk area. And other areas of Lixinjiayuan South District, Taipingqiao Street are medium-risk areas. The residents of these buildings were taken for an acid nucleic test.
Additionally, there were 72 close contacts of patients in Changping District. Rongshilai Community, where one patient temporarily lives, has one high-risk area and 3 medium-risk areas.
People in high-risk areas aren’t allowed to leave home, and people in medium-risk areas cannot leave the area.
Traffic disrupted at Yunnan-Tibet border because of epidemic control
According to Sohu, Tibet Autonomous Region has had many outbreaks of COVID recently. As of 14:00 on August 15, there were a total of 160 confirmed cases and 1,326 asymptomatic infections. There are 121 high-risk areas and 222 medium-risk areas.
The authorities have set up checkpoints on the road to prevent the spread of the disease from Tibet.
A video shows many vehicles trapped at the border of Yunnan because of the epidemic control. Many people had to eat and sleep at the place; they have been waiting for dozens of hours.
On the morning of August 16, some people couldn’t wait patiently, and they asked the anti-epidemic staff, Dabai, to find a solution. But as a result, a scuffle between the two sides broke out.
Scorching heat in China as temperature hits 42.1 ºC (106.16 ºF)
According to Xinhuanet, the China Nation Observatory maintained its red alert for excessive heat in some sections of China on August 14.
As Reuters reported, a well-known city such as Chongqing, even suffered 42.1 ºC (106.16 ºF) on August 14.
Hubei, Hunan, Shandong, Anhui, Xinjiang, Jiangxi and Fujian were among the provinces and regions where temperatures exceeded 35 ºC (95 ºF) on that day.
The hot sun and high temperatures greatly impacted people’s lives. Footage recorded in Truong Sa shows a suitcase that ended up deformed after being taken out of the trunk.
Another video shows the tempered glass door of a pedicure shop burst due to the high temperature. The staff in the store said that the temperature on that day was about 41 ºC( about 106 ºF). Fortunately, no one was injured.
Fire in Neijiang mountain, Sichuan, due to villagers’ negligence
Xinjing News reported a wildfire in Zizhong County, Neijiang City, Sichuan Province, on the evening of August 14.
A video recorded the fire spreading across Neijiang’s mountain area.
According to reports, the fire was caused by a villager in Shuanglong Town throwing cigarette butts. It was completely extinguished at dawn on August 15. Luckily, there was no property damage, casualties, or damage to houses.