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Criticism of “zero-covid” strategy grows

The megacity of Wuhan has finished its mass testing after a surge in Covid cases of the Delta variant. The local government tested 11.3 million people for the virus, Bloomberg reported on Sunday, citing local authorities. According to the report, this covered most of the population, with only students on summer vacation and children under the age of six still without testing. Nine positive cases were found in the tests, according to the report, and the infected were taken to the hospital. In total, authorities reported 96 new infections on Saturday, 11 fewer cases than the day before.

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