Wuhan to test entire population for COVID

Tuesday, 03. August 2021 08:42

Wuhan's health authorities unveiled on Tuesday that they will test the entire population of the city for COVID-19 as three infections with the virus' Delta variant were detected a day before.

Li Qiang, a city official, explained during a press conference that the authorities want to "ensure that everyone in the city is safe," announcing "city-wide nucleic acid testing" aimed at detecting "asymptomatic infections."

The Delta variant has so far been detected in more than 20 cities in China, with multiple provinces introducing lockdowns, travel curbs, and mass testings.

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