China’s government says 9 million people will be tested for coronovirus this week in the eastern city of Qingdao, when nine cases related to a hospital were reported.
Monday’s announcement broke a few weeks without any locally transmitted infection in China.
The National Health Commission said officials were investigating the source of the infection found in eight patients and one family member at Kingston’s Municipal Chest Hospital. The commission said that the entire city would be tested within five days.
China, where the epidemic began in December, has confirmed 4,634 deaths and 85,578 cases, as well as nine suspected cases, which are yet to be confirmed.
The last reported viral infection within China was four patients who were found on August 15 in the far western Jiangsu region of the northwestern city of Urumqi. All cases reported since then were in travelers outside the mainland.
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