China has reimposed a strict lockdown in a province neighboring capital Beijing after detecting new coronavirus cases in the region.
On Sunday, health officials said that Anxin county will be "fully enclosed and controlled." The county is located in the Hebei province which surrounds Beijing, where a new COVID-19 cluster has emerged in recent weeks.
Since mid-June, Beijing has reported a total of 318 COVID-19 cases. In the past day, the capital added new infections and one asymptomatic case. China does not count asymptomatic patients as confirmed cases.
Before the recent outbreak, Beijing had not reported a single locally-transmitted case in 57 days.
Reportedly, 12 cases have been found in Anxin county, including 11 linked to the Xinfadi market.