Beijing expands mass Covid-19 testing to 11 more districts
BEIJING – Beijing, capital of China, will conduct three rounds of nucleic acid testing in 11 more districts – from Tuesday to Saturday – (April 26-30) to curb the risk of COVID-19, local authorities said at a press conference.
The testing will cover people in Xicheng, Dongcheng, Haidian, Fengtai, Shijingshan, Fangshan, Tongzhou, Shunyi, Changping and Daxing districts and Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area, said Xu Hejian, spokesperson of the municipal government of Beijing, CGTN reported.
The city started a district-wide nucleic acid testing in Chaoyang District on Monday after the emergence of new local cases. Two more rounds of testing are scheduled on Wednesday and Friday in the district.
As of 8 p.m. Monday, a total of more than 3.69 million people in the district had been sampled, with 526,457 testing negative. The rest of the results were not available at the time of this report.