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Inspectors in protective suits have been going door-to-door in Wuhan in an effort to find every infected person, the Associated Press reports.

Wednesday marked the final day of a campaign to root out anyone with symptoms whom authorities may have missed so far.

“This must be taken seriously,” said Wang Zhonglin, the city’s newly minted Communist Party secretary, adding that if a single new case is found after Wednesday, the district’s leaders will be held responsible.

His remarks were published on Hubei’s provincial website, alongside the declaration, If the masses cannot mobilise, it’s impossible to fight a people’s war.