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Chinese city says it has massively tested 30,000 for COVID-19 in mega-center, runaway runaways

People queue at a makeshift nucleic acid testing site near a residential complex that has been closed down following local cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Chengdu, China’s Sichuan province on Nov. 3, 2021. cnsphoto via REUTERS

SHANGHAI, Nov. 10 (Reuters) – The southwestern city of Chengdu in China on Wednesday said it had conducted 30,000 COVID-19 tests on visitors at a mega-entertainment center, and those trying to flee the site, in the second mass screening of a great hall in days.

All COVID-19 tests returned negative results, the official China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Tuesday.

Those in attendance had to return home to await their results and not go out until advised, local authorities in Chengdu said in a message. read more

It was unclear how many visitors there were at the New Century Global Center, which is home to numerous shops, offices, a huge water park and a university. At 1.7 million square meters, the floor area corresponds to four Vatican cities.

Some people left the temporarily controlled area without permission, CCTV said, but were located and tested by law enforcement agencies.

Mass tests were conducted at Shanghai Disneyland in late October, with guests at the park’s exit having to undergo COVID-19 testing upon departure, Shanghai Disneyland said on its Chinese social media account.

Shanghai Disneyland closed for a few days to cooperate with COVID-19 investigations related to other Chinese provinces and cities.

China maintains a zero-tolerance policy on COVID-19, finding that the cost of mitigating local cases when they are found outweighs the inconvenience and disruption caused by efforts to identify, isolate, and isolate those infected. to treat.

Chengdu, a city of more than 20 million people, has seen some local cases of COVID-19 in recent days.

Reporting by Ryan Woo in Beijing and Engen Tham in Shanghai; Editing by Michael Perry

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