11do11: China’s Qingdao city finds no new COVID-19 cases after testing 11 million people

BEIJING: Qingdao, a coastal city in eastern China, has completed COVID-19 testing for its 11 million residents following an outbreak and found no new infections so far.

As of Friday (Oct 16), the 10.9 million samples came back negative.

Xue Qingguo, Qingdao’s deputy mayor, told state broadcaster CCTV that the risk of community transmission “is basically eliminated”.

The citywide testing was ordered after 13 people were infected in China’s first locally transmitted cases in over two months.

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