China's Tianjin starts citywide COVID-19 testing (2)

(Xinhua) 09:26, January 10, 2022

A medical worker takes a swab sample from a child, accompanied by a parent, for nucleic acid test at a testing site of Binhai New Area in north China's Tianjin, Jan. 9, 2022. North China's Tianjin, a municipality that neighbors Beijing, has decided to start a citywide nucleic acid testing after 20 people tested positive for COVID-19, authorities said Sunday. The infections were reported from 6 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Saturday in Jinnan District, and the gene sequencing found the first two locally transmitted confirmed cases were infected with the VOC/Omicron variant, according to the municipal headquarters for COVID-19 prevention and control. (Xinhua/Zhao Zishuo)


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