The Chinese city of Wuhan where the COVID-19 outbreak began is free from the novel virus after months of lockdown and thousands of deaths.

This was disclosed by officials of the city on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. 

The Officials said almost the entire population, as well as the 300 asymptomatic patients, have been tested and all results come out negative. 

Wuhan was the hardest hit Chinese city with coronavirus infections which accounted for 4,634 deaths and 83,022 infections.

The Chinese Government, on May 14 launched a vast testing campaign. No fewer than 9.9 million out of 11 million people were tested after the second phase of infection emerged.

Contact tracing was done for asymptomatic patients, also all items touched by them were reported to have no trace of the virus. 

The last COVID-19 patients in the city were discharged on Sunday, April 26, 2020.

One of the patients was a 77-year old man, Ding, who tested negative twice for Coronavirus.

According to the officials, the Wuhan city has spent about 900 million yuan ($126 million) on COVID-19 testing.


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