CHINA Yunnan’s Ruili city tests 13,182 people, all negative

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Yunnan’s Ruili city tests 13,182 people, all negative

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21:14, September 16, 2020

Ruili city in Southwest China’s Yunnan Province found no new coronavirus cases, with the test results of 13,182 samples all coming out negative, local authorities said on Wednesday. 

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Residents in Ruili have been told to stay home for a week to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. (Photo: Xinhua)

More than 80,000 people have taken the coronavirus test as of Wednesday, and the testing capacity has been beefed up from 2,500 to 250,000 per day, a spokesperson said at a news briefing. 

Since the city reported two imported cases of COVID-19 from Myanmar on Monday, over 1,000 medical staff from other places in the province and Sichuan Province have been sent to the city to help with the testing. 

Bordering Myanmar, Ruili is a county-level city of Dehong prefecture, with the number of permanent residents at around 210,000.

(Compiled by Shi Yuanhao)

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