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New Wuhan coronavirus outbreak leads to mass testing

12th May 20 3:37 pm

A new coronavirus outbreak has broken out in Wuhan, China which has a population of 11m residents, where the global pandemic initially started.

The whole of the Hubei province had no new cases of the virus for 35 days and then over the weekend there were six confirmed cases in Wuhan.

Chinese officials have confirmed that none of the new cases have come from overseas and authorities are to provide nucleic acid testing for all residents.

Nucleic acid testing finds the genetic code of coronavirus and is more effective in detecting the virus.

Wang Zhonglin, a member of Hubei Province’s standing committee, told the Changjiang Daily, “We must profoundly realise that decisive achievements do not mean decisive victory.

“And that downgrading the emergency response does not mean downgrading defence.

“We must not be careless, paralysed and lax.”

Zhang Yuxin, the chief official in Wuhan’s Dongxihu district, has been removed from his position “for failures in epidemic prevention and control work at the residential compound,” over the new cases, according to state media.

In Northeast China in the city Shulan a further 12 new cases were recorded on Sunday, and the Jilin district has now been placed under “wartime control.”

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