Hong Kong Drafts Law to Make Covid Tests Mandatory for Some BNN Bloomberg

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(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong is drafting a law that would enable the city to make Covid-19 tests mandatory for people with symptoms and other specific groups, the city’s leader said. Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced the plan to enact a new law mandating tests for known clusters and high risk groups at a weekly briefing Tuesday, without elaborating. The government said earlier this month that it was studying the legal framework for mandatory coronavirus testing. The move follows a voluntary city-wide summer testing program that unearthed only a handful of positive cases. The program was bedeviled by public skepticism and...