The coronavirus returns to Wuhan, the city of origin of COVID-19. The Chinese city has detected three new local cases, to which we must add five asymptomatic infections (China differentiates between symptomatic and asymptomatic infected), after more than a year without having new cases. Therefore, a mass test campaign among its population, of more than 11 million people, to screen and identify as many cases as possible.
There were no infections in Wuhan since June 2020, after being the city in which the first cases of COVID-19 were registered in the world at the end of 2019, when it was still unknown that a pandemic would break out around the world.
The mass tests in the central city of China It will not be the only measure that the Government will take to stop possible outbreaksBut they have also partially confined the Zhuankou neighborhood, an area that the authorities consider to be of “medium risk”.
Vaccination and experience, keys
Although the alert is high again in Wuhan due to the speed with which the Delta variant is transmitted, The experts wanted to reassure indicating that the vaccination rate achieved in the country (although there is no official data) and the experience that citizens already have to protect themselves and protect will make the sprouts are not very pronounced.
Local case detection in Wuhan is not unique to China, but rather new infections are occurring in other cities and provinces. In total, in the last 24 hours there have been 61 new cases by local transmission, of which 45 belong to the eastern province of Jiangsu.
Confinements return to China
The ups and downs have brought restrictions and lockdowns back on China. Thus, in the capital Beijing, massive tests have been carried out, residences have been isolated and the close contacts of those infected have been quarantined. For its part, In Zhuzhou, Hunan Province, in the center of the country, more than a million people have been confined for three days. “The situation continues to be dark and complicated,” they have stated from the local government.
China does not want the pandemic to get out of control again and is acting with determination where it detects local infections, however minimal, as is the case in Wuhan, where between symptomatic and asymptomatic ‘only’ eight cases have been detected among 11 million people. The pandemic is not overNor in its origin, in Wuhan.