September 1, 2020

Hong Kong rolls out mass testing as virus continues US spread

Hong Kong (AFP) – Hong Kong began a mass coronavirus testing programme Tuesday overshadowed by fears that China is using the scheme to harvest DNA, while the number of infections in the United States surpassed six million.The voluntary initiative in the southern Chinese city is offering free tests to millions of Hong Kongers as authorities worldwide continue efforts to stamp out an illness that has now killed almost 850,000 and infected over 25 million.But it comes as populations are increasingly wary of coronavirus curbs and distrust grows in governments’ handling of the pandemic, with protes…


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