Hong Kong and the Mainland have fully cleared customs from Monday (6th), and citizens returning to the Mainland do not need to undergo nucleic acid testing.
Reporter today (5th) went to the testing station at the Maple Street Playground, which was exploded half a month ago. It is hoped that the relevant regulations on nucleic acid testing can be abolished as soon as possible.
In addition, some citizens are also worried that as the demand for testing decreases, the number of community testing stations will also be greatly reduced. They hope that some testing stations in urban areas can be retained until all epidemic prevention policies are relaxed and testing is no longer required.
The reporter went to the community testing station at the Maple Street Playground again today. The long queues of last month were no longer visible. Only one or two sporadic citizens came in for testing. The whole process took less than five minutes.
Mr. Yuan, a cross-border truck driver, said that due to work needs, the port must show a negative nucleic acid test certificate within 48 hours, so he still needs to undergo a nucleic acid test.
He said that compared with the mainland, it is not difficult to find community testing centers in Hong Kong for testing at present, but he is also worried that there will be fewer and fewer after the full customs clearance tomorrow. It can be relaxed as soon as possible. In addition to not having to find a testing center, the time for checking nucleic acid certificates will also be reduced when crossing the border. "It is best not to test."
Mr. Ruan had to go to the hospital to visit patients, so he went to the testing center for testing this afternoon. He believes that if the demand decreases in the future, it is normal for the number of testing centers to decrease, but he hopes that some testing stations in urban areas will be retained.
Mr. Ruan also expressed the hope that the nucleic acid testing requirement for medical visits will be canceled depending on the situation in the future, "But he has reasonable health requirements, and it's better to be conservative and stable."
Another citizen, Ms. Chen, who also went to the testing station for a test because she wanted to visit the hospital, believed that the nucleic acid test could be replaced by the rapid test. She pointed out that many places have already replaced the original acid test with the rapid test. Visiting patients in the hospital is also conditional to follow.
Some community testing center staff said that they still have no information on when the testing center will be closed in response to full customs clearance. I believe that further information will be announced by the government.
▼January 20, the maple street stadium testing station in Sham Shui Po has a big discount for citizens waiting for testing▼
Comprehensive customs clearance｜Nucleic acid testing demand greatly reduced Members urged to close testing stations and reopen stadiums for customs clearance｜Tan Yaozong pointed out that the mainland has closed testing stations one after another and hopes to withdraw nucleic acid requirements. There is good news this week at Maple Street testing station. Promoting rapid testing instead of nucleic acid testing appointments｜There are still more than 146,000 places available today and tomorrow, and 18 low-flow testing stations will be checked