Wuhan will hold the largest coronavirus test in history

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Chinese authorities plan to arrange an oversized coronavirus test. Within 10 days, about 11 million people will be checked – all residents of Wuhan, from which the distribution of Covid-19 around the world began.

The reason for this decision was a new outbreak of coronavirus in the metropolis, which is gradually emerging from hard quarantine. The number of new cases is still small, only six (while five patients are asymptomatic). However, Wuhan authorities are wary of this fact, because these are the first recorded cases of Covid-19 in the city since April 4.

On April 26, Wuhan was declared “saved from the coronavirus”: the last of the previously infected residents was discharged from the hospital a day earlier . But on May 9, the first of six new cases of Covid-19 was recorded. All patients live in the same residential complex and probably managed to pass the pathogen to many neighbors.

This is not the first such situation when the gradual removal of restrictive measures is accompanied by a new outbreak of coronavirus. So, in Seoul (South Korea), all entertainment venues, restaurants and bars were re-closed until June 7. The cause of this was 86 identified cases of Covid-19. At least 54 of them are associated with a 29-year-old man who arrived in the capital of the country from the province on the night of May 1 to 2 and visited several clubs.

An increase in the number of cases of infection after partial lifting of restrictions is also observed in Germany. “Removing the lockdown is very difficult and difficult,” says WHO Director-General Tedros Adan Gebreisus. “Fortunately, in all three countries (China, South Korea and Germany. – Ed.) There are systems that can detect new cases and respond to them promptly.”

As of May 13, 4 357 791 cases of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus were recorded in the world. The USA became the “leader” of this rating: over 1.4 million people fell ill with Covid-19. In Russia, coronavirus was detected in 242 271 people: 2212 patients died.


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