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Around 4.7 million people in Kashgar are being tested, with 138 asymptomatic cases found so far.

China has been very successful in bringing down infection rates, but remain small outbreaks.

Xinjiang is home to the minority Uighur Muslim mostly from China, which human rights groups say he is being persecuted by the Beijing government.

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    the first case in the outbreak Kashgar was an asymptomatic woman working in a garment factory in Shufu County, on the outskirts of the city.

    The woman, who was revealed to be infected after what Chinese state media described as "routine tests" was the first local case detected in mainland China for 10 days.

    widespread testing, which began on Saturday uncovered 137 other asymptomatic cases.

    Asymptomatic cases are not counted in the official tally of Chinese 85.810 confirmed cases of infection. death toll in the country amounts to 4,634.

    More than 2.8 million tests have been conducted in Kashgar afternoon of Sunday and the rest will be completed within two days, according to city officials.

    Kashgar is in the province of Xinjiang in western China, home to the Uighurs and other Muslim Turks.

    The province has a network of detention camps which China says are the centers of "re-education" needed to tackle extremism. However, rights groups see them as part of a campaign to suppress the culture, language and identity of the Muslim minority.

    The United States recently blocked some exports of Xinjiang on alleged violations of human rights and forced labor.

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    While normal life has resumed in much of China, not being small outbreaks that authorities have chosen to deal with immediate mass testing.

    In early October, the city of Qingdao Foolproof its population of nine million people.

    In May, China tested the 11m-strong population of Wuhan, the city where he first identified the new coronavirus. Related topics

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