All Residents To Be Tested As Coronavirus Returns.
Onyxnewsng quotes Aljazeera reporting that authorities in Wuhan have announced that they will test its entire population for coronavirus after the central Chinese city where the disease first emerged reported its first local cases in more than a year and the country moved to stamp out a slew of outbreaks connected with the Delta variant.
The city of 11 million is “swiftly launching comprehensive nucleic acid testing of all residents”, senior Wuhan official Li Tao told the media on Tuesday.
Authorities announced on Monday that seven locally transmitted cases had been found among migrant workers in the city, breaking a year-long streak after it squashed an initial outbreak with an unprecedented lockdown in early 2020.
China has confined the residents of entire cities to their homes, suspended domestic transport links and rolled out mass testing in recent days as it battles its largest coronavirus outbreak in months.
China reported at least 90 new confirmed COVID-19 cases earlier today in the mainland, compared with 98 a day earlier, according to the National Health Commission (NHC). That brings to more than 400 the number of cases in the last 10 days.
Of the newly-confirmed cases, 61 were locally transmitted, the health authority said. That compares with 55 local cases a day earlier.
A total of 45 local patients with symptoms were reported in the eastern Jiangsu province, with five in Nanjing city and 40 in Yangzhou city, the provincial government said on Tuesday.
Six locally transmitted cases were detected in Hunan province and three in Hubei province, NHC data showed. Hubei province said all three of those patients were found in the capital Wuhan city.
No new deaths were reported.
China’s Yunnan province in July reported a COVID-19 outbreak due to the Delta variant. Yunnan shares a border with Myanmar, where coronavirus infections have increased.