CHINA 5 more asymptomatic COVID-19 cases found in Guangzhou

CHINA

5 more asymptomatic COVID-19 cases found in Guangzhou

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21:04, May 28, 2021

Medical workers from Nanfang Hospital collect samples for nucleic acid tests in Liwan District of Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province, May 27, 2021. (Photo: Xinhua)

Five more asymptomatic COVID-19 cases have been found in Guangzhou, capital of South China's Guangdong Province, the city health commission said on Friday.

The five cases bring the city’s total to 10 asymptomatic and four confirmed infections as of 2 pm Friday, said Chen Bin, deputy director of the commission.

Two of the new cases were classmates of an 11-year-old primary school student confirmed as a COVID-19 patient on Wednesday.

All five of Friday’s asymptomatic patients were quarantined at Guangzhou No. 8 People's Hospital.

On Wednesday Guangzhou launched mass testing at 2,293 sites in or near the city’s Liwan district.

Some 859,000 of 1.16 million people had tested negative as of 2 pm Friday. The rest of the test results have yet to be released.

(Compiled by Wang Yushuo)

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