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ABC News 16 Nov 2020

Demand for coronavirus testing rises before Thanksgiving holiday

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Testing sites are overwhelmed as cases surge.


As millions travel for Thanksgiving, the demand for coronavirus testing is soaring.
Authorities in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao say they have finished testing the city's 11 million people for coronavirus.
The exercise comes in the wake of the discovery of a handful of cases.
Only about one dozen people were found to be infected.
Al Jazeera's Katrina Yu has this report.
Dr. Kate Tulenko, the CEO of global health firm Corvus Health, talked about China's current coronavirus testing and control regimes, as well as the race for a vaccine.
The first trial of city-wide coronavirus testing has begun in Liverpool. Anyone who lives or works in the city regardless of whether they have symptoms is eligible for a test.

The trial aims to assess how widespread the infection is - and could lead to mass testing in other towns and cities.

Meanwhile new figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest that the rate of coronavirus infections across England and Wales appears to be slowing down.

Even so, in the last week of October, more than 600,000 people in England had the virus, that's one in 90.

Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reporting by health correspondent Dominic Hughes and science correspondent Rebecca Morelle.

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