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Tianjin, China, will test 14 million residents due to the emergence of the omicron

The authorities of the Chinese city of Tianjin, which is home to 13.9 million people, on Sunday began mass testing of the population for the coronavirus. This is reported by TASS, referring to the Committee on Hygiene and Health.

According to the authorities, 20 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Tianjin per day, of which two were internal cases of infection with the omicron strain. In order to ensure the safety of local residents and further prevent the spread of this type of coronavirus, a decision was made to mass test the townspeople.

We will remind, on December 13 last year in China revealed the first case of infection with the omicron strain - in Tianjin, located 150 kilometers from Beijing. The sick person came from abroad. His COVID-19 was asymptomatic. It is unclear whether the December import case is linked to two new omicron infections, according to Xinhua News Agency.

Tianjin, China, will test 14 million residents due to the emergence of the omicron