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China: Guangzhou hosts mass testing for COVID-19 as cases hit six-month high03:21

China: Guangzhou hosts mass testing for COVID-19 as cases hit six-month high

China, Guangzhou
November 8, 2022 at 15:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

Authorities in Guangzhou have organised mass testing for COVID-19 amid a surge in infections. Guangzhou now accounts for almost a third of new infections in China.

Footage filmed on Tuesday shows dozens of people queuing to be tested for nucleic acid. Closed hotels and half-empty restaurants across the city are also seen.

The number of infections is exceptionally high in the Haizhu district, where the number of new topics in the past three days has accounted for 94% of the total number of patients in the city.

It has also already been announced that the Guangzhou motor show, one of the biggest in China, has been postponed due to COVID-19. It was due to take place between 18 and 27 November.

The Guangzhou Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said the city is facing its biggest epidemic in three years.

China: Guangzhou hosts mass testing for COVID-19 as cases hit six-month high03:21
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Authorities in Guangzhou have organised mass testing for COVID-19 amid a surge in infections. Guangzhou now accounts for almost a third of new infections in China.

Footage filmed on Tuesday shows dozens of people queuing to be tested for nucleic acid. Closed hotels and half-empty restaurants across the city are also seen.

The number of infections is exceptionally high in the Haizhu district, where the number of new topics in the past three days has accounted for 94% of the total number of patients in the city.

It has also already been announced that the Guangzhou motor show, one of the biggest in China, has been postponed due to COVID-19. It was due to take place between 18 and 27 November.

The Guangzhou Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said the city is facing its biggest epidemic in three years.