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Coronavirus: China starts mass testing 3 million people for COVID-19 in Tianjin city

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China is starting mass testing on 3 million people in a section in the northern city of Tianjin and has tested 4,015 people in a hospital in Shanghai after the discovery of a few cases Friday.

The National Health Commission recorded seven new domestically transmitted cases of COVID-19 Saturday, with five in Tianjin and two cases in the city of Shanghai.

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Tianjin on Friday reported a case of community transmission involving four different individuals. In response, local authorities sealed off the residential community where the individuals lived as well as a hospital and a kindergarten. Today, authorities are starting testing of all residents in Binhai district in Tianjin city, according to the local government’s social media page.

In Shanghai, authorities have sealed off a hospital, after a husband and wife in Shanghai’s Pudong New district tested positive for COVID-19 Friday night after visiting the hospital for a diagnosis.

China’s total number of confirmed cases is now 86,414.

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