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Hong Kong orders mandatory Covid-19 testing for all residents

Hong Kong will test its entire population for Covid-19 in March as the city grapples with its worst outbreak driven by the omicron variant.

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Hong Kong will test its entire population for COVID-19 in March, the city's leader said Tuesday, as the city grapples with its worst outbreak driven by the omicron variant.
Hong Kong has reported about 5,000 new daily infections since Feb 15, with the number threatening to overwhelm its healthcare system. Since the surge began at the beginning of the year, the city has recorded nearly 54,000 cases and 145 deaths.
The order for citywide testing comes after mainland Chinese authorities dispatched health workers and medical resources last week to help contain the outbreak in the semi-autonomous Chinese city.

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First Published: Feb 22 2022 | 5:02 PM IST

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