China orders mass testing in Wuhan as COVID outbreak spreads

Wuhan, a provincial capital of 11 million people in central China, is the latest city to undergo city-wide testing. Three cases were confirmed there on Monday, its first non-imported cases in more than a year.

China has largely curbed COVID-19 at home after the initial outbreak that devastated Wuhan and over time spread to the rest of China and globally. Since then, authorities have tamped down and controlled the disease whenever it pops up with quick lockdowns and mass testing to isolate infected people.

CHINA HAS PLACED MILLIONS UNDER LOCKDOWN AS THE NATION FACES THE BIGGEST OUTBREAK OF THE CORONAVIRUS IN MONTHS

A medical worker collects a swab sample for nucleic acid test in Ruili City of southwest China's Yunnan Province on July 5, 2021.  (Wang Guansen/Xinhua via AP, File)

A medical worker collects a swab sample for nucleic acid test in Ruili City of southwest China’s Yunnan Province on July 5, 2021.  (Wang Guansen/Xinhua via AP, File)

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