(FiveNation.com)- Communist Chinese officials on Tuesday ordered mass COVID testing for Wuhan after a number of COVID-19 outbreaks struck the city that unleashed the pandemic on the world.
Three cases were confirmed in Wuhan on Monday which were, at least according to the CCP, its first non-imported cases in more than a year. However, that claim should probably be taken with a large grain of salt.
China claimed that it has largely curbed COVID-19 after the initial outbreak that crippled Wuhan last year. The CCP alleges that it controlled the outbreak within China by imposing harsh lockdowns, launching mass testing, and isolating infected people.
The current outbreaks, though still only in the hundreds (at least according to China) are spreading much more widely than the previous outbreaks there – spreading to multiple provinces and cities including into Beijing. Many of these cases have been identified as the delta variant.
Ninety new cases were confirmed on Monday, according to the National Health Commission. Sixty-one were spread locally, and other 29 were found among people who recently traveled abroad.
According to the CCP, most of the local cases are found in Jiangsu province where an outbreak that started at the airport in the province capital of Nanjing spread to the city of Yangzhou some sixty-five mile away. Within Jiangsu province, authorities are reporting forty-five new cases – five in Nanjing and 40 in the city of Yangzhou. Yangzhou, like Wuhan, is conducting a second round of mass testing.
Additionally, five other provinces, along with the cities of Beijing and Shanghai, are reporting new local cases in the single digits. In Shanghai, the largest city in China, a driver working at one of its two airports tested positive for COVID. In Beijing a total of five cases were reported in recent days.
Oddly enough, government-affiliated scientists have admitted that the Chinese vaccines are less effective against the new strains of COVID. However, they say the vaccines still offer some protection. Currently the only vaccines available in China are the ones made in China. According to the CCP, more than 1.6 billion doses have been administered.