Large-scale COVID testing in Shenzhen, Shanwei after new case emerges

August 17, 2020

GUANGZHOU - China's State newsagency, Xinhua, reports that more than 120,000 samples for nucleic acid tests of COVID-19 had been collected by Sunday morning in the cities of Shanwei and Shenzhen, in South China's Guangdong Province after a new confirmed case emerged earlier last week.

A total of 37,669 samples were collected in Shanwei, 34,284 of which had been tested, Xinhua said.

Three close contacts had been found to be asymptomatic cases, all of them family members of the confirmed case, said Duan Yufei, Chief of the Provincial Health Commission. (ATI).