An entire city of millions in China to be tested for coronavirus

An entire city of millions in China to be tested for coronavirus

Authorities in China’s million-strong city of Dalian will test the entire population for the presence of coronavirus.

The decision was made after the discovery of eight new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, December 21. At the same time, the total number of people infected with coronavirus has reached 17 people, 12 of them have no symptoms.

Chinese authorities plan to test the entire population of the city within the next three days. According to them, this will allow to stop the spread of the virus quickly and effectively. Dalian has a population of almost six million people. More than 1.25 million tests have been conducted so far.

At the end of November, it was reported that 17,000 people were tested for coronavirus because of one infected Shanghai airport employee. At the same time, video footage from the airport began to circulate on Chinese social networks. The footage shows crowds of people crowded there: it was alleged that they were not allowed to leave the premises.

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