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2020-05-22 06:40:53

Residents of Wuhan will be able to go online to check their COVID-19 test results from Friday. The move comes amid a 10-day campaign to test millions of people in the central Chinese city where the novel coronavirus was first detected.

In a statement Thursday, the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission said that the nucleic acid test results would “officially” be available online from Friday — some were accessible on a trial basis Thursday — as a “convenience for citizens (hoping to) resume work and travel.”

Residents can access the information through applets on messaging platform WeChat. In most cases, test results will be accessible after three working days, the commission said.

The city of Wuhan launched a comprehensive testing campaign on May 14, aiming to provide free COVID-19 screenings for all residents and track down asymptomatic cases. Residents were notified that the tests would be administered in their housing communities. (Image: People Visual)