No new cases of Covid-19 have been found in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus first erupted, after extensive testing beginning in mid-May.
That’s what government officials said on Tuesday.
The city launched its test campaign on May 14, testing 9.9 million people. The measure was taken after a cluster of new cases in the city raised fears of a second wave of infections.
However, authorities found no new cases of the virus-caused disease during the tests from May 14 to June 1, the authorities said at a briefing.
As many as 300 cases with no symptoms had been discovered, but they were found not to be contagious, they added.
The coronavirus is said to have passed from an animal to humans at the end of last year in a market in Wuhan, where wildlife is sold.