Carrie Lam: Hong Kong to offer free, one-time coronavirus testing to all residents


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Hong Kong will roll out a program to offer free, one-time coronavirus testing for all of its citizens as part of an aggressive push to contain the pandemic, sources report. A team of medical officials from mainland China will help to expand the testing capacity as the city moves to identify asymptomatic carriers of the virus. Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the testing effort will start within the next two weeks, and that a new makeshift hospital will be built to help handle the increasing numbers, Bloomberg reported. “It’s time for us to do more universal testing,” Lam said at...