China starts mass testing 3 million in Tianjin for COVID-19

China starts mass testing 3 million in Tianjin for COVID-19

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People wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus wait to cross an intersection in Beijing, Nov 20, 2020. (Photo: AP/Mark Schiefelbein)

BEIJING: China is starting mass testing on 3 million people in a section of the northern city of Tianjin and has tested 4,015 others in a hospital in Shanghai after the discovery of a pair of cases there.

The National Health Commission recorded seven new domestically transmitted cases on Saturday (Nov 21), including five in Tianjin and two in Shanghai.

Tianjin on Friday reported community transmission involving four different individuals and another case. In response, local authorities sealed off the residential community where the people lived as well as a hospital and a kindergarten.

On Saturday, authorities have starting testing all residents in the Binhai district of Tianjin, according to the local government’s social media page.

Authorities in Shanghai sealed off a hospital after a husband and wife tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday night following a visit to the hospital.

China's total number of confirmed cases is now 86,414.

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Source: AP/dv

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