May 11, 2020 / 3:18 PM / 17 days ago

China's Wuhan plans city-wide testing for coronavirus over period of 10 days: sources

FILE PHOTO: People wearing face masks cross a road after the lockdown against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was lifted in Wuhan, Hubei province, China April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of China’s coronavirus outbreak, plans to conduct city-wide nucleic acid testing over a period of 10 days, according to an internal document seen by Reuters and two sources familiar with the situation.

Every district in the city has been told to submit a detailed testing plan by Tuesday for their respective area, the document showed.

The Wuhan health authority could not be immediately reached for comment outside of business hours.

The city of 11 million people reported its first cluster of new infections over the weekend, after a months-long lockdown was lifted on April 8.

Reporting by Beijing Newsroom; Writing by Ryan Woo; Editing by Gareth Jones

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