China Expands Mass Testing in Bid to Control COVID

Mass testing to curb the spread of COVID-19 was ordered in the Chinese cities of Guangzhou and Hangzhou as the capital Beijing tightened restrictions following a rise in cases across the country.

Footage released by local authorities on April 28 shows mass testing underway in Hangzhou, which is home to the e-commerce giant Alibaba.

According to news reports, multiple districts of the city were carrying out tests.

The People’s Daily, citing a health official, said on Thursday that China recorded 550,000 cases in 31 provinces in April. Credit: Hangzhou Public Security Bureau via Storyful

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