Photos: Eight million in China’s Wuhan’s tested for Covid-19

Updated On May 17, 2020 10:31 AM IST

In Wuhan, some eight million residents are undergoing the world’s largest mass testing for Covid-19. The current tests are being carried out five weeks after Wuhan opened up on April 8 after a 76-day lockdown. A city of 11 million people, Wuhan was badly affected by the outbreak, accounting for over 50,000 infections and around 3,800 deaths.

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Residents line up for nucleic acid testings at a residential compound in Wuhan. Some eight million residents of Wuhan, the Chinese city where the coronavirus first emerged late last year, are undergoing the world’s largest mass testing for Covid-19. (Aly Song / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 17, 2020 10:31 AM IST

Residents line up for nucleic acid testings at a residential compound in Wuhan. Some eight million residents of Wuhan, the Chinese city where the coronavirus first emerged late last year, are undergoing the world’s largest mass testing for Covid-19. (Aly Song / REUTERS)

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Medical workers seen at a COVID-19 testing station. The campaign to test millions is being closely watched by countries all over the world because of its scale and feasibility. Three million Wuhan residents have already been tested since April, Chinese state media reported. (STR / AFP / China OUT ) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 17, 2020 10:31 AM IST

Medical workers seen at a COVID-19 testing station. The campaign to test millions is being closely watched by countries all over the world because of its scale and feasibility. Three million Wuhan residents have already been tested since April, Chinese state media reported. (STR / AFP / China OUT )

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A little girl wearing a face mask seen playing badminton. The current tests are being carried out five weeks after Wuhan opened up on April 8 after a 76-day lockdown. (Aly Song / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 17, 2020 10:31 AM IST

A little girl wearing a face mask seen playing badminton. The current tests are being carried out five weeks after Wuhan opened up on April 8 after a 76-day lockdown. (Aly Song / REUTERS)

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Medical workers take swab samples to be tested for the COVID-19. The mass testing is part of China’s efforts to fortify against a potential “second wave” after a cluster of cases emerged in a residential community over the last weekend. (STR / AFP / China OUT ) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 17, 2020 10:31 AM IST

Medical workers take swab samples to be tested for the COVID-19. The mass testing is part of China’s efforts to fortify against a potential “second wave” after a cluster of cases emerged in a residential community over the last weekend. (STR / AFP / China OUT )

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A Wuhan resident with her pet hen at a park. Wuhan, a city of 11 million people, was severely affected by the coronavirus outbreak, accounting for over 50,000 infections and around 3,800 deaths. (Aly Song / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 17, 2020 10:31 AM IST

A Wuhan resident with her pet hen at a park. Wuhan, a city of 11 million people, was severely affected by the coronavirus outbreak, accounting for over 50,000 infections and around 3,800 deaths. (Aly Song / REUTERS)

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A medical worker takes a swab sample from an elderly resident who is unable to leave home to participate in the COVID-19 testing. Each district of the city will now get 10 days to complete the tests. (STR / AFP / China OUT ) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 17, 2020 10:31 AM IST

A medical worker takes a swab sample from an elderly resident who is unable to leave home to participate in the COVID-19 testing. Each district of the city will now get 10 days to complete the tests. (STR / AFP / China OUT )

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A woman wearing a protective face mask walks past a temple in Wuhan. The decision to carry out large-scale testing was made as the city continued to report asymptomatic infections daily. (Aly Song / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 17, 2020 10:31 AM IST

A woman wearing a protective face mask walks past a temple in Wuhan. The decision to carry out large-scale testing was made as the city continued to report asymptomatic infections daily. (Aly Song / REUTERS)

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Residents wearing face masks queue for nucleic acid testings in Wuhan. The priority for the tests are residents who have not been tested before, people living in residential compounds that had previous cases of the virus, as well as old or densely populated estates. (Aly Song / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 17, 2020 10:31 AM IST

Residents wearing face masks queue for nucleic acid testings in Wuhan. The priority for the tests are residents who have not been tested before, people living in residential compounds that had previous cases of the virus, as well as old or densely populated estates. (Aly Song / REUTERS)

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