June 14, 2020 / 4:58 AM / a month ago

Beijing should expand nucleic acid testing for coronavirus: spokesman

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing should expand the scope of nucleic acid testing for the new coronavirus in and the scope of sampling in the Chinese capital, a city government spokesman said on Sunday.

He told a news conference Beijing has entered an “extraordinary period” after the city reported a record 36 confirmed new cases of the virus for Saturday.

Reporting by Yew Lun Tian, Ryan Woo

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