Hong Kong to begin mass COVID-19 testing on Sep 1, says Carrie Lam

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HONG KONG: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Friday (Aug 21) that mass testing of residents for COVID-19 will begin on Sep 1, as she warned people not to be complacent despite a steady fall in the number of new infections. The testing, which will be done with the assistance of a 60-person team from the mainland, is the first time Chinese health officials have assisted the special administrative region in its battle to control the epidemic. Advertisement Advertisement According to the government's COVID-19 website, the city has reported more than 4,600 COVID-19 cases and 75 deaths. The testing...