China To Test Entire City In «Five Days» After Six Coronavirus Cases.

NDTV News

NDTV.com provides latest news from India and the world. Get today’s news headlines from Business, Technology, Bollywood, Cricket, videos, photos, live news coverage and exclusive breaking news from India.

https://www.ndtv.com/

China To Test Entire City In 'Five Days' After Six Coronavirus Cases

China has bounced back since the virus emerged late last year.

Beijing, China:

China aims to test more than nine million residents of the port city of Qingdao within five days following a minor outbreak of the coronavirus, health officials said Monday, the first mass testing in months.

The country where the virus first emerged has largely controlled the pandemic, cutting a stark contrast to many parts of the world still afflicted by rolling lockdowns and high case numbers.

On Sunday six cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Qingdao -- a northeastern city of 9.4 million -- originating in a hospital, Qingdao municipal health commission said in a statement on Monday.

Five districts will be tested "within three days" and the whole city "within five days", the statement said.

China has extensive, quick test capabilities and the health commission said over 140,000 employees of "medical institutions, newly admitted patients and personnel" have already been tested in Qingdao since the cases were confirmed.

In June large areas of Beijing were subject to mass tests after the city of more than 20 million detected virus cases linked to a food market.

China has bounced back since the virus emerged late last year, closing the country down and hammering the world's second largest economy.

Hundreds of millions travelled across the country for the 'Golden Week' holiday last week as the country edges back to growth, while rapid tests and swift lockdowns have tamped down secondary waves of the virus.

Beijing is also desperate to be first to conjure up a coronavirus vaccine, with several companies in final stage trials.

Although unproven, vaccines have already been administered to hundreds of thousands of key workers and soldiers as China seizes the pandemic narrative to show off the country's resilience and the Communist government's ability to handle the crisis.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Comments

Related news

Pfizer Says It Could Still Deliver A COVID-19 Vaccine In 2020.

Pfizer executives expressed measured optimism Tuesday over the prospect of providing a coronavirus vaccine in 2020 as the pharma giant reported lower third-quarter profits due to disruption in...

UK Starts Real-Time Review Of Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate.

Moderna Inc said on Tuesday United Kingdom's health regulator has started a real-time review of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine.

Black Chicago woman injured in police shooting says cops let boyfriend die.

Williams and Marcellis Stinnette, a Black man, were shot last week while in a car in Waukegan, north of Chicago. The officer who shot Stinnette was fired.

Novavax Delays US Trial Of COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate To November.

Novavax Inc on Tuesday delayed the start of a late-stage US trial of its experimental coronavirus vaccine by roughly a month to the end of November, citing delays in scaling up the manufacturing...

Amy Coney Barrett’s first votes as Supreme Court justice could involve Trump.

Barrett was confirmed Monday by the Senate in a 52-48 virtual party line vote.

Philadelphia police fatally shoot Black man, sparking protests and violence.

Walter Wallace Jr., 27, died after he was shot by police on Monday afternoon in West Philadelphia.

Donald Trump Goads Joe Biden For Forgetting His Name.

US President Donald Trump on Monday taunted opponent Joe Biden for forgetting his name and calling him "George" just a week before the election.

Both Armenia, Azerbaijan report more fighting despite U.

The cease-fire was agreed upon Sunday after talks facilitated by the United States and came after two failed attempts by Russia to broker a lasting truce in the flare-up of a decades-old conflict.

Canadian killed in Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict remembered as ‘a great human being’.

The conflict has led to a war of words on Canadian soil between the two communities.

Lukashenko orders sanctions targeting students, professors taking part in mass rallies.

He remains convinced that there are only a few such protesters.

1 7

By continuing to browse World News (UAZMI), you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and agree to the use of cookies