"China will strictly examine the market, as well as its surroundings, to detect and control the source of infection," Chunlan said during a meeting of the State Council's joint prevention and control mechanism against COVID-19.
The important Xinfadi food market contains 80% of the Chinese capital's supply of agricultural products, both domestic and foreign.
The country's National Health Commission reported 36 new cases of infection in Beijing on Monday, the same number as the previous day.
These figures are the highest daily count of infections in the capital since the end of March.
Experts said it is extremely unlikely for seafood like salmon to be the carrier of the novel coronavirus, which was found on cutting boards for imported salmon at Beijing’s Xinfadi wholesale market, China’s new hot spot of COVID-19 infection. https://t.co/z1WNQ9Ybhm