Dalian, Liaoning Province implements normalized nucleic acid testing, and it is clear that men can be collected on Tuesdays, women can be collected on Thursdays, and women can be collected on Saturdays
2022-05-17: [Article Link]
It is worth noting that the authorities will carry out sex-specific tests, including on Tuesdays for male citizens, Thursdays for female citizens, and Saturdays for all.
Dalian announced that, as of May 17, regular nucleic acid testing sites will be fully operational in all districts and counties throughout the city.
According to Dalian, the city called a press conference yesterday (16) and announced that, as of 17 May, regular nucleic acid testing sites in all districts and counties of the city (the leading region) would be fully operational. According to the authorities, routine nucleic acid testing is an important means of detecting risks in time, ensuring social safety and the health of citizens, taking into account the convenience of citizens and social costs. In terms of risk detection, all residents of the entire city are required to conduct a nucleic acid test once a week. If a citizen does not conduct a nucleic acid test for more than seven days, it will be given a "grey code" in the Big Line health code "e line" to provide a warning of risk, and the "grey code" will be restored to green code in due course after sample testing for normal nucleic acid. According to the authorities, if a person fails to perform a routine nucleic acid test as required, or if the relevant premises and units fail to check the nucleic acid test certificate as required, then the transmission of the disease will be subject to legal liability. Several cities in the interior have announced the introduction of a routine nucleic acid test on May 17 at the Beijing subway station, where staff check the health codes of passengers.
On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, the authorities announced that the general criteria for the testing of nucleic acids would be applied in a comparative manner, including a test for male citizens on Tuesday, a test for female citizens on Thursday and a test for female citizens on Saturday. As to why a test is chosen every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, the authorities say that because of Omicron's rapid spread of mutagenic strains, an average of two to three days could lead to a generation of transmissions. At the same time, it is an important risk to take into account the fact that families gather to form a community where members of the same family can be tested at different times, more conducive to early detection of potential risks in the family health unit, more favourable to multiple triggers, and more sensitive and time-sensitive detection. "Separate testing of the same family is equivalent to twice a week's surveillance, and it is now the most economical and convenient way to maximize risk alerting."