China’s Wuhan to test ‘all residents’

Publication date 03 August 2021 | 20:44 | ICT

Authorities in Wuhan on August 3 said they would test its entire 11 million population for Covid-19 after the central Chinese city – where the coronavirus was initially detected – reported its first local infections in more than a year.



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