Jun 15, 2020|

JD Health: Demand of Nucleic Acid Testing on June 13th Increased by Nearly 5 Times Compared with the Previous Day


by Tracy Yang

Due to the sudden outbreak of COVID-19 in Xinfadi, the largest vegetable and seafood wholesale market in Beijing, demand for nucleic acid testing is surging and more and more people choose to purchase and book the service online. On June 13th, the number of users who followed or browsed the nucleic acid testing booking service on JD Health increased by 385%. On the same day, sales of nucleic acid testing services increased by 460% compared with the day before.

As China’s first platform to offer online nucleic acid testing booking services during the epidemic, JD Health rapidly responded to the needs of epidemic prevention and control work. At present, users can book appointments at nine nucleic acid testing sites in Beijing via JD Health.

In order to meet the needs of epidemic prevention and control work, as of June 13th, Beijing identified 98 institutions with nucleic acid detection capacity, with a maximum detection capacity of 90,000 people per day.

The nucleic acid testing services that can be purchased and booked on JD Health are all from officially designated institutions, which are announced by the Beijing Municipal Health Commission and provide COVID-19 nucleic acid testing to groups and individuals. Users can go to the relevant page by searching for “nucleic acid detection” in Chinese on the JD app, and purchase and make an appointment for testing services in advance. After the sampling is completed, the test results report can be obtained within 24 hours at the earliest.

In addition to the online reservation service for nucleic acid testing, JD Health has also made preparations for epidemic prevention and control in advance so as to ensure adequate supply of related supplies. JD Health has communicated with a number of mask manufacturers to increase the stock.