China tests millions within weeks as cases rise a month after last reported death

Global News

Date of Publication: May 14, 2020

Source: Global News

Since April, Wuhan has tested over three million residents for COVID-19 and will now focus its testing efforts on the rest of its 11 million population. The goal of this expansion in testing is to get a clear number of asymptomatic cases as businesses and schools reopen. Last weekend, a cluster of infections were reported, coming from previously asymptomatic cases. These cases were the first since the lockdown on the city was lifted on April 8, sparking fears of a second wave. In China, four new cases were reported on May 14, with all cases coming from local transmission.

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Summary by: Angus Lau