China’s Wuhan to test ‘all residents’ as Covid cases arise following a year

Experts in Wuhan on Tuesday said they would test its entire populace for Covid-19 get-togethers central Chinese city where the coronavirus arose reported its first nearby diseases in more than a year.

The city of 11 million is “quickly dispatching comprehensive nucleic corrosive testing of all residents”, senior Wuhan official Li Tao said at a press conference on Tuesday.

Wuhan officials reported on Monday that seven locally sent diseases had been found among traveler workers in the city, breaking an extended streak without domestic cases after it squashed an underlying outbreak with an unprecedented lockdown in mid 2020.

China has bound the residents of entire urban communities to their homes, cut domestic vehicle interfaces and carried out mass testing in recent days as it fights its biggest coronavirus outbreak in months.

China reported 61 domestic cases on Tuesday as an outbreak of the quick spreading Delta variation reached many urban areas after contaminations among air terminal cleaners in Nanjing sparked a chain of cases that have been reported across the country.

Significant urban communities, including Beijing, have now tried great many residents while cordoning off residential mixtures and setting close contacts under quarantine.


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