Written by: Kong Fanxu
2020-08-10 09:05Last update date: 2020-08-10 09:09
The new crown pneumonia epidemic in Hong Kong continues. The government announced the launch of universal testing last week. All citizens of Hong Kong can undergo a free virus test. This is voluntary and it is expected to enter and exit within two weeks. The Secretary for Food and Health, Chen Zhaoshi, pointed out on a radio program today (10th) that the government expects 5 million people to participate. Due to the large amount of inspection involved, three private institutions in the Mainland appointed by the government will assist. Chen also revealed that the Innovation and Technology Bureau is studying registration procedures, and the sampling method has yet to be finalized.
The Secretary for Food and Health, Chen Zhaoshi, estimates that 5 million people will participate in universal testing. (Profile picture)
Chen Zhaoshi said in Hong Kong and Taiwan’s "Millenniums" that the government is currently discussing with mainland laboratory experts and preparing for it. It is hoped that a universal testing program will be launched in two weeks. Seventy to eighty percent of citizens participate. The government estimates that about 4 to 5 million people will participate in universal testing. It is expected that the test will be completed within two weeks. It is provided by three private companies appointed by the government. It is currently unknown how many people are involved.
Chen Zhaoshi also pointed out that many details are still being finalized. The Innovation and Technology Bureau is designing registration procedures and there should be an online registration system. As for whether the samples will be taken by the citizens themselves or with the assistance of professional medical care, the sampling methods are deep throat saliva or throat swabs. Chen Zhaoshi pointed out that each method is effective in science, but the details are still being discussed.
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