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Around 40,000 residents in the cities of Jilin and Shulan have been tested for coronavirus after officials were alerted to a possible new outbreak.

Deputy secretary-general of the Jilin city, Yang Limin said that nucleic acid tests were given to over 40,000 people in the city.

Deputy secretary-general of the Jilin city, Yang Limin said that nucleic acid tests were given to over 40,000 people in the city. The local health authorities conducted more nucleic acid tests in the city in the situation of newly reported positive cases. According to the local health authorities, Fengman district of Jilin Province in Northeast China had tested more than 40,000 locals and confirmed three positive cases of COVID-19 on 16 May 2020. Health officials clarified that the three domestically spread cases were either in close contacts with earlier confirmed cases in the district or once had contact with the confirmed cases. Moreover, a total of 125 locally transmitted cases were confirmed in the Jilin province as of 16 May.

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