Swabs on all the inhabitants of Wuhan, the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic started last year and where there have been no cases since June last year. This was decided by the local authorities, after seven new infections were registered on Monday.
According to the Global Times, a resident of the Zhuankou district, who tested positive in a test conducted on Sunday, infected six other people, belonging to a group of tourists from Huaian, in the province of Jiangsu. All were hospitalized.
The authorities of Wuhan, a city with 11 million inhabitants, have meanwhile ordered the closure of all schools, ordering to speed up the vaccination of students and teachers, while the level of risk has been raised to medium.