Wuhan to Rigorously Test after New cases of COVID-19

Nearly a month into opening the city after a 76-day lockdown, Wuhan, the epicenter of the pandemic COVID-19 has reported new cases. The new cluster of infections has now led the province to test the entire population of nearly 11 million for the infection.

Officials had been ordered to submit by noon on Tuesday plans to administer nucleic acid tests on all residents in the city, according to an official notice carried by news outlets. “Each district should make plans and arrangements to conduct nucleic acid tests on the entire population in its jurisdiction within a 10-day time limit,” the notice said, although it was unclear when testing would begin.

China has largely brought the virus under control, but it there have been nervous speculations about being hit by a second wave as it has lifted lockdowns and restrictions across the country. Since Sunday, Wuhan has reported a total of six new cases of COVID-19, all of which are from the same local community. Despite the increasing number of new infection cases, Chinese medical experts said that clustered infections in Wuhan, Hubei Province, and Shulan, Jilin Province are sporadic and don’t imply a second wave is looming.