[Reuters, Thomas Peter]China has undertaken mass testing on an entire city after a Covid-19 regional outbreak in Xinjiang province. The testing comes after a woman working in a garment factory on the outskirts of Kashgar city tested positive. About 4.7 million people in Kashgar are going to be tested with 138 cases having been detected so far. Testing started on Saturday with the government reporting more than 2.8 million tests being done by Sunday afternoon. In May, a lockdown of the entire city of Wuhan which is believed to be ground zero of the pandemic saw an entire city of 11 million people tested in 10 days.
Source: Standard Digital October 26, 2020 08:37 UTC