Over 8.8m sampled for COVID-19 testing in China's Qingdao
Over 8.82 million people have been sampled for nucleic acid testing, as of 6pm on Wednesday, in east China's city of Qingdao, after it began a city-wide COVID-19 testing campaign on Monday.
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 Wednesday.
Meanwhile, as of 6 pm Wednesday, 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 Wednesday.
Qingdao has a population of more than 11 million. The city has vowed to complete city-wide nucleic acid testing within five days starting from Monday.
The virus reemerged in Qingdao over the weekend, with 12 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported since then, the municipal health commission said.