China’s Wuhan to test all residents for Covid-19 as virus returns

Authorities in China’s Wuhan said on Tuesday they will test the entire population for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) after the first local infections were reported from the city in more than a year, news agency AFP reported.

Wuhan, which has a population of 11 million, is “swiftly launching comprehensive nucleic acid testing of all residents”, senior city official Li Tao said during a press briefing on Tuesday.

On Monday, officials said that seven locally transmitted cases of Covid-19 were detected among migrant workers in Wuhan, ending a year-long period of no domestic cases after it flattened the initial outbreak with a strict lockdown in the early parts of 2020.

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