Hong Kong Coronavirus Testing: Wary Hong Kongers shun China-backed mass virus testing News

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Facebook HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s plan to test every resident for the coronavirus is being hobbled by limited take-up as a wary public steer clear of the China-backed health scheme. The free voluntary tests are part of an attempt to stamp out a third wave of infections that began in late June and saw the densely populated city reimpose economically painful social distancing measures. But the involvement of mainland Chinese testing firms has deterred many in a politically divided city convulsing with resentment towards Beijing’s rule. On Monday morning, civil service chief Patrick Nip said 1.15 million people had signed...