A woman takes a coronavirus test in Shanghai in this file photo from August. China has adopted stricter Covid-19 policies since an outbreak in Shanghai earlier this year. Photo: EPA-EFE
A woman takes a coronavirus test in Shanghai in this file photo from August. China has adopted stricter Covid-19 policies since an outbreak in Shanghai earlier this year. Photo: EPA-EFE

China’s carbon neutral goal: 9 billion Covid-19 tests have generated at least 5.4 million tonnes of greenhouse gases since 2020

  • When Covid-19 tests are performed millions of times globally on a daily level, ‘there will definitely be some impact’, Beijing University of Chemical Technology professor says
  • According to data provider Our World In Data, China has performed more than 9 billion tests from the start of 2020 to April 11 this year

A woman takes a coronavirus test in Shanghai in this file photo from August. China has adopted stricter Covid-19 policies since an outbreak in Shanghai earlier this year. Photo: EPA-EFE
A woman takes a coronavirus test in Shanghai in this file photo from August. China has adopted stricter Covid-19 policies since an outbreak in Shanghai earlier this year. Photo: EPA-EFE
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