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Shanghai conducts new round of citywide COVID-19 screening

Updated: April 7, 2022 09:31    Xinhua
Medical workers from Hainan province take swab samples from residents for nucleic acid tests at a community in Jiading district of Shanghai, East China, April 6, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]

SHANGHAI — Shanghai on April 6 launched another round of citywide antigen and nucleic acid testing amid efforts to contain the recent resurgence of COVID-19 cases in the metropolis, according to local authorities.

The decision was made based on the results of mass nucleic acid testing on April 4, according to the Shanghai municipal leading group for COVID-19 prevention and control.

The city reported 311 confirmed locally transmitted cases and 16,766 local asymptomatic carriers on April 5, according to the municipal health commission.

Medical workers from Hainan province take swab samples from residents for nucleic acid tests at a community in Jiading district of Shanghai, East China, April 6, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]
Medical workers from Hainan province take swab samples from residents for nucleic acid tests at a community in Jiading district of Shanghai, East China, April 6, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]
A medical worker takes a swab sample from a resident for nucleic acid test at a community in Songjiang district of Shanghai, East China, April 6, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]
A medical worker takes a swab sample from a resident for nucleic acid test at a community in Songjiang district of Shanghai, East China, April 6, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]
A medical worker takes a swab sample from a resident for nucleic acid test at a community in Putuo district of Shanghai, East China, April 6, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]
Medical workers take a swab sample from a resident for nucleic acid test at a community in Putuo district of Shanghai, East China, April 6, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]

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