Chinese authorities are planning to conduct coronavirus tests on the entire population of the city of Wuhan, after new virus cases emerged in the city for the first time in weeks , state media reported Tuesday.
Officials had been ordered to submit by Tuesday, plans to administer nucleic acid tests on all residents found in the city of 11 million people, this is according to an official notice carried by news outlets.
"Each district should make plans and arrangements to conduct nucleic acid tests on the entire population in its jurisdiction within a 10-day time limit," the notice said, although it was unclear when testing would begin.
The planned tests come after Wuhan reported the first cluster of new COVID-19 infections, since the city re-opened on April 8, after a 76-day lockdown.
Six new cases were reported on Sunday and Monday from a residential compound found in the Dongxihu District.
But an official from the District's epidemic prevention and control commanding office, told AFP that they have "not yet received news about this notice."
China has largely brought the virus under control, but it has been on edge about being hit by a second wave as it has lifted lockdowns and restrictions across the country.