China aims to test more than nine million residents of the port city of Qingdao within five days following a minor coronavirus outbreak, health officials said today, the first mass testing in months.
The testing comes as 6 cases of infections were reported over the weekend.
Qingdao which sits in North China on the coast, famous for it’s international shipping port has over nine million residents and all will have to take the test.
The Qingdao municipal health commission said in a statement this morning: “Five districts will be tested “within three days” and the whole city “within five days”
China has extensive, quick test capabilities and the health commission said over 140,000 employees of “medical institutions, newly admitted patients and personnel” have already been tested in Qingdao since the cases were confirmed.
Max Zang an oak furniture manufacturer in the Cities industrial area told Global247news this morning of the set back and the regions fears, the international businessman who ships his products globally said:
“This is a large concern for the area, we have only got our factories back to full capacity and we all thought we were virus free – we can’t afford here another mass infection”
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