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Over 8.8m sampled for COVID-19 testing in China's Qingdao

Updated: Oct 15, 2020 Xinhua Print

Over 8.82 million people have been sampled for nucleic acid testing, as of 6 pm on Oct 14, in East China's Qingdao city, after it began a citywide COVID-19 testing campaign on Oct 12.

People wait to take COVID-19 tests at a square in Qingdao, East China's Shandong province, Oct 14, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

Over 5.41 million of the collected samples have been tested so far and, with the exception of those cases already reported, no new positive samples have been detected, the information office of the municipal government told a press conference on Oct 14.

Meanwhile, as of 6 pm on Oct 14, about 3.41 million of the samples collected in the city's five urban districts have been tested. The testing of everyone in the five districts, amounting to 4.15 million people, is expected to be completed by the end of Oct 14.

People wait to take COVID-19 tests at a testing station in Qingdao, East China's Shandong province, Oct 14, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

Qingdao has a population of more than 11 million. The city has vowed to complete citywide nucleic acid testing within five days starting from Oct 12.

The virus re-emerged in Qingdao over the weekend, with 12 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported since then, the municipal health commission said.

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