Photos: Wuhan to test all residents for Covid-19 after cluster infection

Updated On May 13, 2020 06:36 PM IST

In Wuhan, the government issued a notice, directing local health authorities to carry out nucleic acid tests for its 11 million residents over the next 10 days. The plan came after Wuhan reported the first cluster of new COVID-19 infections since the city re-opened after 76-days of lockdown on April 8.

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A worker wearing a face mask thermal-scans passengers before they take a taxi after arriving at Hankou railway station, in Wuhan. The central Chinese city of Wuhan where the coronavirus first emerged late last year will test all its citizens for the virus after six new cases were reported over the weekend for the first time since early April. (Hector RETAMAL / AFP)
Updated on May 13, 2020 06:36 PM IST

A worker wearing a face mask thermal-scans passengers before they take a taxi after arriving at Hankou railway station, in Wuhan. The central Chinese city of Wuhan where the coronavirus first emerged late last year will test all its citizens for the virus after six new cases were reported over the weekend for the first time since early April. (Hector RETAMAL / AFP)

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Officials have been ordered to submit plans to administer nucleic acid tests on all residents in the city of 11 million people, according to an official notice carried by news outlets. The plan came after Wuhan reported the first cluster of new COVID-19 infections since the city reopened after 76 days of lockdown on April 8. (STR / AFP /China OUT)
Updated on May 13, 2020 06:36 PM IST

Officials have been ordered to submit plans to administer nucleic acid tests on all residents in the city of 11 million people, according to an official notice carried by news outlets. The plan came after Wuhan reported the first cluster of new COVID-19 infections since the city reopened after 76 days of lockdown on April 8. (STR / AFP /China OUT)

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Security personnel outside a residential compound in Dongxihu District, where five new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus were detected over the weekend. An official from the district epidemic prevention and control commanding office told AFP that they have “not yet received news about this notice”. (Hector RETAMAL / AFP)
Updated on May 13, 2020 06:36 PM IST

Security personnel outside a residential compound in Dongxihu District, where five new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus were detected over the weekend. An official from the district epidemic prevention and control commanding office told AFP that they have “not yet received news about this notice”. (Hector RETAMAL / AFP)

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A couple wearing face masks take a selfie by the Yangtze River in Wuhan. The city of around 630,000 people has been put under a partial lockdown since Saturday. (Hector RETAMAL / AFP)
Updated on May 13, 2020 06:36 PM IST

A couple wearing face masks take a selfie by the Yangtze River in Wuhan. The city of around 630,000 people has been put under a partial lockdown since Saturday. (Hector RETAMAL / AFP)

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A worker in protective gear looks at a screen showing body temperatures of passengers at Hankou railway station. Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, told state broadcaster CCTV it was “not necessary” for every person in Wuhan to be tested. (Hector RETAMAL / AFP)
Updated on May 13, 2020 06:36 PM IST

A worker in protective gear looks at a screen showing body temperatures of passengers at Hankou railway station. Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, told state broadcaster CCTV it was “not necessary” for every person in Wuhan to be tested. (Hector RETAMAL / AFP)

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China has largely brought the virus under control, but it has been on edge about being hit by a second wave as it lifted lockdowns and restrictions across the country. Virus clusters have appeared in recent weeks in the northeastern provinces of Jilin and Heilongjiang, which border Russia. (Hector RETAMAL / AFP)
Updated on May 13, 2020 06:36 PM IST

China has largely brought the virus under control, but it has been on edge about being hit by a second wave as it lifted lockdowns and restrictions across the country. Virus clusters have appeared in recent weeks in the northeastern provinces of Jilin and Heilongjiang, which border Russia. (Hector RETAMAL / AFP)

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A woman wearing a face mask scans a code at the entrance of a building in Wuhan. With the virus taking hold in other nations, China has barred most foreigners from entering the country. (STR / AFP / China OUT)
Updated on May 13, 2020 06:36 PM IST

A woman wearing a face mask scans a code at the entrance of a building in Wuhan. With the virus taking hold in other nations, China has barred most foreigners from entering the country. (STR / AFP / China OUT)

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A woman wearing a face shield crosses a street in Wuhan. According to the official national data, Wuhan has 3,869 deaths since the novel coronavirus first emerged in December, accounting for most fatalities in China. (STR / AFP / China OUT)
Updated on May 13, 2020 06:36 PM IST

A woman wearing a face shield crosses a street in Wuhan. According to the official national data, Wuhan has 3,869 deaths since the novel coronavirus first emerged in December, accounting for most fatalities in China. (STR / AFP / China OUT)

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