A laboratory technician works on samples to be tested for Covid-19 at a facility in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province on Friday. Photo: STR/AFP A laboratory technician works on samples to be tested for Covid-19 at a facility in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province on Friday. Photo: STR/AFP
A laboratory technician works on samples to be tested for Covid-19 at a facility in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province on Friday. Photo: STR/AFP

Coronavirus: citizens in one China hotspot undergo 12 rounds of tests to halt virus but there is a cost

  • Yangzhou in Jiangsu province has carried out 17.6 million Covid-19 tests in 12 rounds since July 28 and has effectively curbed the spread
  • Molecular virologist opposes mass testing compared to strategies such as frequent contact tracing and regular checks at key locations, including airports

Topic |   Coronavirus China
A laboratory technician works on samples to be tested for Covid-19 at a facility in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province on Friday. Photo: STR/AFP A laboratory technician works on samples to be tested for Covid-19 at a facility in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province on Friday. Photo: STR/AFP
A laboratory technician works on samples to be tested for Covid-19 at a facility in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province on Friday. Photo: STR/AFP
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