Hong Kong Wants to Test Millions of Residents for Coronavirus
Hong Kong wants to test residents on a large scale for the coronavirus. A new, large-scale testing program is likely to start on September 1 and should last two weeks.
People can volunteer via the Internet, according to local media, even if they have no symptoms.
The authorities in the metropolis hope to detect hidden virus cases by massively testing people. There will be 150 test locations that will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Health Minister Sophia Chan Siu-chee expressed the hope that at least 5 million people would sign up for such an investigation.
In Hong Kong, which has a population of about 7.5 million, and has a special status in China, more than 4,600 people have been diagnosed with the virus so far.
The death toll from the outbreak stands at 75.