Beijing’s Entire Population is Being Tested for COVID-19

24 million people — half a million tests a day

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Rolling Out Tests

In a statement issued by the Beijing Municipal Medical Security Bureau, the government has commissioned 24 companies to produce coronavirus test kits and is working with them to ensure the tests are produced as fast as possible, while also maintaining a high standard.

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Some are Skeptical

Rolling out a mandatory citywide test isn’t without its skeptics. Some believe that the government is wasting a lot of time and money by testing an enormous amount of people, most of whom haven’t been infected.

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