Wuhan to test all 11 million residents after six new coronavirus cases turn up

Wuhan to test all 11 million residents after six new coronavirus cases turn up
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[Ed. – Swell. Just what we need.]

There were reports yesterday that a cluster of six new cases had been identified in Wuhan. Unlike previous new cases in the area, the people identified this week were not foreigners who had imported the virus from somewhere else, they were a group of Chinese people living in the same Wuhan apartment building:

“An 89-year-old Wuhan man tested positive for COVID-19 this week,” NPR’s Emily Feng reports from Beijing, adding that the man’s wife and several other people who lived in the same residential community also tested positive — although they had displayed no clinical symptoms of the disease.

“The rise of such hard-to-detect asymptomatic cases has alarmed public health authorities in China, who have ramped up contact tracing and testing efforts,” Feng says.

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