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Wuhan City To Test Its 11 Million Residents of Covid-19 In 10 Days

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China’s Wuhan City, the epicentre of Covid-19 outbreak, is planning a mass testing exercise that will see its 11 million residents tested in 10 days.

An internal document shared online and sources quoted by Reuters indicate that every district in the city has been told to submit a detailed testing plan by Tuesday.

The Wuhan health authority could not be immediately reached for comment, Reuters said.

So far, China has 82,919 confirmed cases of Covid-19, 78,171 recoveries and 4,633 deaths.

Read: Hackers Leak 25,000 Email Addresses, Passwords From WHO, Gates Foundation and Wuhan Lab

China reported a second day of new cases of coronavirus in Wuhan on Monday after a month without new infections.

Authorities had said the disease was under control and schools reopened, and travel to and from the city allowed.

But on Sunday authorities acknowledged one person had tested positive for the virus in Wuhan, and a day later, they said there were five more cases.

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Written by Francis Muli

Senior reporter at Kahawa Tungu, Muli has a passion for human interest stories. Believes in unearthing societal rots that have been hidden from the public eye.
Follow me on Twitter @FmuliKE. Email francis@kahawatungu.com

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