After six new cases, Wuhan plans to test all 11 million residents for coronavirus within 10 days

A worker watches screens showing the body temperature of arriving passengers at Hankou railway station in Wuhan. 
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Date Published: May 12, 2020

Source: National Post

After 35 consecutive days with no new COVID-19 cases, local health officials in the city of Wuhan have reported a cluster of six new cases in the city. The city was lifted from its strict lockdown over a month ago on April 8. The cases were reported over a two day period, and are traced back to a common source in a residential area, the Sanmin compound, in Wuhan. Local public health officials reacted immediately and began by testing the 5,000 individuals living in the Sanmin compound. Officials have now made further plans to test all 11 million residents in the city over the next 10 days to prevent further community transmission. The goal will be to test the most vulnerable individuals first, including the elderly and those living in densely-populated areas.

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Summary by: Helen Genis