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China sends military, doctors to test 26m Shanghai residents for COVID

Move marks one of the country's largest ever health responses

Workers in protective suits are seen next to residents lining up for nucleic acid testing during the second stage of a two-stage lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Shanghai April 4.   © Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) -- China sent the military and thousands of health care workers into Shanghai to help execute COVID-19 tests for all of its 26 million residents on Monday, in one of its biggest ever public health responses.

Some residents were asked to wake up before dawn for nucleic acid testing at their housing compounds, many queuing up in their pajamas.

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