Wuhan authorities will test all locals again

In Wuhan, where the coronavirus epidemic began, local authorities announced that they would again do tests for their residents. It is reported that tests will be able to pass all 11 million residents in ten days.

This decision was made by local epidemiologists after new cases of the disease were registered in the city.

District Health Commissions and District Committees in Wuhan were tasked with developing a test plan for all residents in their place of residence. The decree also states that testing should primarily focus on retirees and people from densely populated areas.

Recall that the first cases of coronavirus were detected in Wuhan in December and by the end of January the government placed the entire city and the surrounding region, where more than 50 million people live, in strict isolation.

Such measures led to containment of the virus, and by the end of February, the province began to withdraw from the regime of self-isolation.

However, the other day it became known that six new cases were recorded after a long absence of those infected. All patients lived in one part of the city. To prevent a second outbreak and strict quarantine, local authorities decided to test people for coronavirus.

Worldwide, more than 4.2 million people became infected with the coronavirus and more than 291 thousand people died. Of these, 82 thousand deaths occurred only in the United States, which is the highest rate in the world. Experts say the actual numbers are likely to be much higher.

Now more and more countries are announcing the removal of quarantine measures, as well as a sharp decrease in the number of cases. So, New Zealand today announced the absence of new cases of the disease – the second day in a row.

By Cindy
In Other
May 18, 2020

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