Hong Kong orders mandatory COVID-19 tests for all residents – WBOY.com
Hong Kong orders mandatory COVID-19 tests for all residents – WBOY.com

Hong Kong orders mandatory COVID-19 tests for all residents – WBOY.com

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HONG KONG (AP) – Hong Kong will test its entire population for COVID-19 in March, the city’s leader said on Tuesday as the city struggles with its worst outbreak driven by the omicron variant.

Hong Kong has reported around 5,000 new daily infections since February 15, when the number threatens to overwhelm its healthcare system. Since the increase began at the beginning of the year, the city has registered nearly 54,000 cases and 145 deaths.

The order for city-wide testing comes after authorities in mainland China last week sent health workers and medical resources to help curb the outbreak in the semi-autonomous Chinese city.

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