CHINA Urumqi conducts nucleic acid testing again in key communities to adjust to new prevention measures

CHINA

Urumqi conducts nucleic acid testing again in key communities to adjust to new prevention measures

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08:46, August 27, 2020

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Urumqi in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region conducted nucleic acid testing again in key communities starting on Wednesday, and will adjust its prevention measures for COVID-19 to restore normal life.

“The prevention and control of COVID-19 has been successfully conducted, the current situation in Urumqi is getting better, and the positive effect of COVID-19 control measure is also consolidated,” deputy head of the regional Publicity Department Wang Wulong said at the press conference on Wednesday.

The first confirmed COVID-19 case in Urumqi was reported on July 15. The region then implemented lockdown measure and carried out free nucleic acid testing for all residents, especially in key communities.

On August 16, Urumqi for the first time reported no new confirmed COVID-19 case. By midnight on Tuesday, the region had a “zero report” for the 10th day in a row.

Also by Tuesday, Xinjiang has 124 confirmed COVID-19 case, including 44 asymptomatic cases and 3,024 put under medical observation. There were 702 confirmed cases that have been cured, and 194 asymptomatic cases were discharged from medical observation.

(Compiled by Yue Siqi)

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