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Wuhan to test entire 11m population as infections reemerge

Plan reflects China's resolve to prevent resurgence of virus as economy reopens

A worker in a protective suit collects a swab from a construction worker for nucleic acid testing in Wuhan, China on April 7, 2020.   © Reuters

Wuhan is setting out to test all 11 million people in the central China metropolis where the COVID-19 pandemic first emerged after new infections appeared more than a month after it ended a lockdown.

District officials in the city confirmed with Caixin that they received orders to submit plans to arrange nucleic acid tests for all residents under their purview.

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