China says it will step up testing to prevent COVID-19 rebound

Students have the mandatory test of the novel coronavirus at a school in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province, 14 May 2020. The government plans to test all the citizens, over 10 million people, within 10 days. EPA-EFE/PENG NIAN CHINA OUT

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China said on Thursday it will step up COVID-19 testing and screening to prevent a rebound of the coronavirus epidemic that has killed more than 4,600 in its mainland territories.

National Health Commission spokeswoman Song Shuli made the remarks during a daily press briefing.

Numbers of new COVID-19 cases reported on a daily basis have fallen sharply from those seen at the height of the epidemic in February, but an increase in new cases in the country’s northeastern provinces such as Jilin and Liaoning have raised fresh concerns for Beijing.

Via Reuters

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