World Beijing - Up to one million corona tests possible daily

18:05  21 june  2020
18:05  21 june  2020 Source:   tagesspiegel.de

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Beijing has been expanding testing in the city of 20 million since a cluster of infections linked to a food wholesale market erupted over a week ago. The tests are done on samples collected from multiple people in one test tube, meaning the city can get results from almost 1 million people daily , he added.

Beijing has expanded daily testing capacity to 90,000, but the new programme puts a strain on resources. 'Some citizens spontaneously go to medical institutions or fever clinics for ( tests ) and crowding occurs,' the state-run Beijing Daily newspaper said. That in turn heightened infection risks

Beijing, Jun 21 (Reuters) - After the recent Corona outbreak, Beijing has significantly increased its test capacities. The Chinese capital with its 20 million inhabitants can now carry out almost a million corona tests daily, as the Health Commission said on Sunday. Since the recent outbreak, capacity has more than doubled to over 230,000 tests a day in 124 facilities, commission spokesman Gao Xiaojun said at a press conference. This would be done on samples collected from multiple people in a test tube, which would yield results from nearly a million people a day.

This method had previously been tested in Wuhan in order to quickly increase the test capacity, said the spokesman. The novel virus was first detected in the metropolis of millions at the end of 2019. Provinces such as Hubei and Liaoning would also have sent about 200 men and women to Beijing to increase the staff in the laboratories there and carry out more tests.

The new cases occurred at the end of last week after an outbreak in the huge Xinfadi wholesale market for fruit, vegetables and meat in the capital. The containment measures have been tightened ever since. The outbreak had fueled fear of a second wave of corona in China after few weeks of new infections. (Reporter: Dominique Patton and Roxanne Liu, written by Rene Wagner, edited by Christian Götz. If you have any questions, please contact the editorial team at 069-7565 1236 or 030-2888 5168.)

Despite Corona case: Meppen against Ingolstadt takes place .
The game SV Meppen against FC Ingolstadt will take place as planned from 1 p.m. After a corona case at SVM, there was a question mark behind the encounter. © imago images The ball will run in the Hänsch Arena in Meppen this Sunday. "The regular corona tests at the clubs in the 3rd division showed a positive result on Saturday of a member of the SV Meppen team," the club said on Sunday. The sick employee is "well, he is now in domestic quarantine".

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