China's Ruili reports 23 positive results from 1st round of COVID-19 testing
The city of Ruili in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Wednesday reported 23 positive samples in the first round of citywide nucleic acid testing for COVID-19 amid the recent resurgence in infections.
From July 4 until the end of Tuesday, the city had sampled 265,432 local residents, with 23 testing positive. All the positive samples are from residents in Jiegao, a border community in Ruili.
Ruili launched its second round of mass nucleic acid testing campaign from 8 am on Wednesday after new local clusters of COVID-19 cases were identified in the city.
On Wednesday, Ruili closed off the city proper with a population of about 270,000 and asked all residents to undergo home quarantine. Jiegao has been upgraded as a high-risk area for COVID-19 outbreak.
Ruili, which lies along China's border with Myanmar, has been reporting new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases since July 4. On Tuesday, it reported 15 locally-transmitted confirmed cases and two locally-transmitted asymptomatic cases.