A health worker takes a swab test on a man during mass testing for Covid-19 at the Jinrong Street testing site in Beijing on June 24. Hong Kong could boost its testing capacity by tapping into excess capacity on the mainland. Photo: AFP
Alex He Jingwei
Opinion

Opinion

Alex He Jingwei

Hong Kong coronavirus third wave can be tamed by mass testing – with China’s help

  • The local government has resorted to its old, small policy toolkit of social distancing, travel bans and dissuasion
  • Given the constraints on Hong Kong’s ability to test its population, it is perhaps a good idea to seek help from the mainland, which has excess capacity
A health worker takes a swab test on a man during mass testing for Covid-19 at the Jinrong Street testing site in Beijing on June 24. Hong Kong could boost its testing capacity by tapping into excess capacity on the mainland. Photo: AFP
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