Wuhan performed 6.5 million coronavirus tests in 10 days

Wuhan performed 6.5 million coronavirus tests in 10 days

- Wuhan says it has conducted more than 6.5 million novel coronavirus tests

- The test was reportedly carried out within 10 days

- This accounted for more than 80% of the city's total population of 11 million

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The central Chinese city of Wuhan says it conducted more than 6.5 million novel coronavirus tests in 10 days.

According to state media, this is a move by authorities to prevent a second wave of infections in the original epicenter of the global pandemic, CNN, Xinhua report.

The testing reportedly came after six new cases emerged in a residential community earlier this month.

Going further, the report noted that from May 15 to May 23, swab test samples were collected from more than nine million residents.

This accounted for more than 80% of the city's total population of 11 million.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that just when the Chinese government thought it has seen and dealt with the worst when it comes to coronavirus, a mysterious wave of the disease recently attacked two cities.

According to a report by Express UK on Wednesday, May 20, a second wave of the deadly pandemic has hit two cities in the Asian nation (Jilin and Shulan).

Added to this, both cities have been placed on another lockdown as not less than 40,000 residents were subjected to the COVID-19 test after health officials alerted the government about the disturbing development.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Donald Trump claimed he had seen evidence that gave him a "high degree of confidence" the novel coronavirus originated in a laboratory in Wuhan, China.

The US president who made the allegation on Thursday, April 30, however, declined to provide details to substantiate his claim.

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Trump's claim contradicted a statement from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Legit.ng had also reported that that President Donald Trump claimed he had seen evidence that gave him a "high degree of confidence" the novel coronavirus originated in a laboratory in Wuhan, China.

The US president who made the allegation on Thursday, April 30, however, declined to provide details to substantiate his claim.

Trump's claim contradicted a statement from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

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