Beijing Presses on Mass Screening for COVID-19

Story Highlights
  • Beijing begins second round of mass testing.
  • On Tuesday, 16 million residents were tested.
  • Shanghai death toll rises to 238.

Beijing: The national capital of China, today began its second round of mass testing on Wednesday amidst fear of an uptick synonymous to Shanghai. The campaign aims to screen more than 22 million residents of the capital city.

Residents rush to stock essentials as the city brawls a nascent outbreak. Authorities rush to expediete screening campaigns to avert a city wide lockdwon, just like in Shanghai that paralysed around 25 million residents.

Beijing on Tuesday, screened 16 million from other districts who are due re-testing on Thursday.

Meanwhile Shanghai reported 48 newdeaths on April 26, down from 52 the day before. That takes the official death toll to 238, all reported from April 17 onwards. The city’s new local asymptomatic coronavirus cases fell to 11,956 from 15,319 the day before, with symptomatic infections dipping to 1,606 from 1,661.

The sudden uptick has scrambled the financial capital of the country. Hundreds of industrial workers have been gasping for wages as they fall short of essential supplies. In the financial sector a huge economc crunch has been

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