China's Nanjing launches citywide nucleic acid testing after airport COVID-19 infections

Source: Xinhua| 2021-07-22 11:14:31|Editor: huaxia

Ice blocks are placed to help cool off as people wait to receive COVID-19 tests outside a testing site at the Hexi compound of the Nanjing First Hospital in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province, July 22, 2021. A total of 13 locally transmitted COVID-19 confirmed cases and nine asymptomatic carriers were reported as of 1 p.m. Thursday in Nanjing after new infections emerged at an airport earlier this week. The city launched an all-inclusive nucleic acid testing campaign Wednesday. (Xinhua/Yang Shaogong)

NANJING, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, launched an all-inclusive nucleic acid testing campaign Wednesday after 17 airport workers tested positive for COVID-19.

Medical personnel continued the testing campaign overnight in residential communities. Community workers and volunteers have been mobilized to help maintain order as people queue for tests.

The mega-city with a population of more than 9.3 million has classified 10 areas as medium-risk for COVID-19 and implemented closed management.

The 17 airport workers were tested positive for COVID-19 during a routine nucleic acid testing for airport staff.

The municipal government has urged residents not to leave the city unless necessary. Anyone leaving the city must produce a negative nucleic acid test certificate issued within 48 hours of their departure. The rule does not apply to transit passengers. Enditem

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