Local residents line up to be tested for the coronavirus in Dalian, Liaoning province, where local authorities say large-scale testing will be conducted weekly, from Thursday. Photo: Getty Images
Local residents line up to be tested for the coronavirus in Dalian, Liaoning province, where local authorities say large-scale testing will be conducted weekly, from Thursday. Photo: Getty Images
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China coronavirus: mass-testing push could cost 1.7 trillion yuan a year if rolled out across country

  • Dalian and Zhengzhou are the latest municipalities to announce full-scale testing efforts beginning this week, and more may follow after end of Labour Day holiday
  • Additional costs are expected to put further pressure on local authorities and municipal coffers that are already being strained by measures to boost China’s slowing economy

Local residents line up to be tested for the coronavirus in Dalian, Liaoning province, where local authorities say large-scale testing will be conducted weekly, from Thursday. Photo: Getty Images
Local residents line up to be tested for the coronavirus in Dalian, Liaoning province, where local authorities say large-scale testing will be conducted weekly, from Thursday. Photo: Getty Images
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