Each of the 13 districts of the city of 11 million inhabitants has 10 days to prepare for the tests. Wuhan, considered the birthplace of a pandemic of the new coronavirus, plans to carry out massive detection tests in the population when new cases arise that raise fears of an outbreak of contagion in this Chinese metropolis, local press reported on Tuesday.
Each of the 13 districts of the city of 11 million people has 10 days to prepare for the tests, according to a municipal circular released on the site of The Paper, the Shanghai news outlet.
The detection will be done with nucleic acid, says the circular. The deadline for testing the entire population is not clearly specified.
This information comes when the city reported six new cases of contamination on Sunday and Monday, the first in more than a month.
These are older people living in the same residence in Dongxihu District.
Wuhan, quarantined for more than two months in late January, was badly affected by the virus, which infected nearly 83,000 people and caused 4,633 deaths in China, according to official figures.
In Wuhan alone, 3,869 people died of COVID-19.
The quarantine in Wuhan was lifted on April 8, after a drastic drop in contamination.
Nationwide, the last death from the new coronavirus was announced in mid-April. On Tuesday, China announced a single new case, of foreign origin.