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All Hong Kong residents to be tested for coronavirus

18.02.2022 106 просмотров

Up to a million people will be tested daily, according to The Standard.


In light of the new, largest outbreak of coronavirus infection since the beginning of the pandemic, Hong Kong authorities intend to test the entire local population for covid. The program will launch in March, the Standard newspaper reported on Thursday. It will be held with the assistance of specialists from mainland China.

According to the publication, up to a million people will be tested daily. At the same time, part of the samples will be sent to the laboratories of neighboring Shenzhen (Guangdong province of South China), since Hong Kong doctors are not able to process such a number of tests themselves.

In total, residents will have to pass three tests within three weeks. Hong Kong has a population of 7.5 million.

The Special Administrative Region of China, where 84.5% of the population has been vaccinated against the coronavirus, is currently experiencing its largest outbreak since the start of the pandemic. On Wednesday, 4,285 new infections were confirmed in the city, setting a new anti-record. Nine patients have died.

Schools, sports, cultural and entertainment facilities are closed in the metropolis. Restaurants after 18:00 (13:00 Moscow time) are allowed to work only takeaway. On Wednesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping personally ordered that every effort be made to bring the outbreak under control in this autonomous region as soon as possible.

. However, they are already filled. It is also planned to use a number of hotels for these needs. As part of the local epidemic control strategy, all infected people must be isolated and cannot stay at home.

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