On January 22, the Chinese capital Beijing kicked off the campaign test for 2 million people in 48 hours, amid the city accelerating the containment of new outbreaks believed to be linked to a new variant of SARS-CoV-2 virus causes acute respiratory infections COVID-19.
This large-scale testing campaign is underway in the Dong Thanh and Xisheng districts, home to about 2 million people in Beijing.
Chinese officials plan to complete the test on January 23.
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In the context of Lunar New Year Coming soon, with hundreds of millions of people expected to return home, the government is working hard to prevent the outbreak from breaking out in the capital Beijing.
In a notice dated January 22, the Tay Thanh district government said it had recorded a number of cases of COVID-19 and the risk of infection was increasing.
Meanwhile, the Dong Thanh district government stated that the testing will be conducted in batches on January 22 and 23.
Before that, after finding out the cases COVID-19 New in the Dai Hung district of Beijing city, authorities have ordered a closed management of the whole district, asking people not to leave the city except in urgent cases, to test human nucleic acids. people all over the county.
According to statistics, on January 21, mainland China recorded 103 new infections, including 94 infections in the community. Among the new cases in the country, there were 47 cases in Heilongjiang, 19 in Jilin, 18 in Hebei, 6 in Shanghai, 3 in Beijing and 1 in Shanxi.
As of January 21, mainland China had a total of 88,804 cases, of which 4,635 were caused by COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the Hong Kong Health Protection Center (CHP) announced it had recorded 61 new cases on January 22, bringing the total number of cases in this special zone to 9,928 cases. Of the new infections, there were 55 domestic infections, with 26 cases of unknown origin.
As of January 22, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region had 168 deaths due to COVID-19./.