Aug 04, 2021

Wuhan to test entire population as COVID-19 cases surface

Authorities in the Chinese city of Wuhan will begin testing its entire population, after a handful of positive coronavirus cases were detected there.
 
Wuhan has recorded seven locally transmitted cases - the first local infections in more than a year.
 
The city of 11 million people shot into the spotlight after the coronavirus was first detected there in 2019.
 
China is currently seeing one of its biggest outbreaks in months, with 300 cases detected in 10 days.
 
Some 15 provinces across the country have been affected, which has led to the government rolling out mass testing measures and lockdown restrictions.
 
Authorities have attributed the spread of the virus to the highly contagious Delta variant and the domestic tourism season.
 
(BBC News)
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