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Wuhan’s Mass Testing May Have Eradicated the Coronavirus

  • City reports zero asymptomatic cases for the first time
  • Officials said mission to complete testing finished on June 1
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Wuhan authorities said they found no new cases of “silent spreaders” for the first time in nearly two months as the city’s aggressive push to test its entire population appears to have succeeded in breaking hidden chains of transmission.

Of the 60,000 people tested on Sunday, no cases of asymptomatic infections were found, said the Wuhan municipal health commission on Monday. In an ambitious effort to guard against a resurgence of cases, Wuhan tested every resident for the virus and has found some 300 asymptomatic cases in the past two weeks.