Shanghai to hold mass COVID testing exercise over July 19-21


A medical employee, carrying a protecting go well with and sitting with an ice block between the legs, collects a swab from a resident at a nucleic acid testing website amid a heatwave warning, following the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) outbreak in Shanghai, China July 12, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Tune

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SHANGHAI, July 18 (Reuters) – Shanghai would require residents throughout 9 of the town’s districts and a few smaller areas to bear testing for COVID-19 over July 19-21 in an effort to stem any neighborhood unfold of the virus, the town authorities stated on Monday.

Residents of the districts, which embrace Xuhui, Jingan and Huangpu, will likely be required to take two COVID-19 exams over the three day interval.

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Reporting by Roxanne Liu and Brenda Goh; Enhancing by Christopher Cushing

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