China’s Qingdao to test nine million in five days.

Spotlight of Qingdao

The Chinese city of Qingdao is testing its entire population of nine million people for Covid-19 over a period of five days.

The mass testing comes after the discovery of a dozen cases linked to a hospital treating coronavirus patients arriving from abroad.

In May, China tested the entire city of Wuhan

A home to 11 million people and the epicenter of the global pandemic.

The country has largely brought the virus under control.

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That is in stark contrast to other parts of the world,

where there are still high case numbers and lockdown restrictions of varying severity.

“The whole city will be tested within five days”,The National Health Commission said on Monday that

The new cases come a week after China’s Golden Week holiday which saw millions travel across the country.

Earlier last month,

Qingdao announced that two port workers who handled imported seafood had tested positive.

They were not known to have infected anyone else..

According to a report, the nearby city of Jinan, in the same province as Qingdao called for anyone who had visited the city since 23 September to get tested.

Daily coronavirus infections have fallen drastically in China

And for the most part the country appears to have recovered from the worst.

China currently has 91,305 virus cases and the death toll stands at 4,746, according to WHO data.

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