Qingdao will test 9 million citizens for COVID-19 in 5 days

Twelve new COVID-19 cases have been detected in the northeastern coastal city of Qingdao. The cases were tracked to recent international arrivals who were being treated in hospital.

As a result, authorities have decided to test the whole population of nine million people. The tests began on Sunday (October 11) and plan to be conducted within 5 days.

Authorities have responded in a similar fashion to other outbreaks across China where mass testing has been carried out and city closures put in place if necessary.


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