The Chinese government said Monday that health authorities are going to be COVID-19 testing more than nine million people this week after they discovered 12 new cases, The Wall Street Journal reported.
This is a first after a two month period of no reported COVID-19 transmission, the Associated Press reported. The National Health Commission said that authorities are looking into the cause of nine cases, eight from the Qingdao’s Municipal Chest Hospital and one of a family member.
“The whole city will be tested within five days,” The National Health Commission said on social media, according to the AP.
The Qingdao government said Monday that by 12 p.m., they had tested almost 280,000 people that possibly came into contact and have a goal of testing the city’s entire population this week, the WSJ reported.
The Chinese city of Qingdao is testing all of its 9.5 million residents for the coronavirus after it recorded China’s first locally transmitted cases in almost two months. https://t.co/UISjvhG9k6
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Officials said beforehand that three cases connected to the Qingdao Chest Hospital were discovered on the weekend at the end of the