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 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
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 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
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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Alex He Jingwei

Alex He Jingwei

Alex He Jingwei is an associate professor of the Department of Asian and Policy Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong. He specialises in health policy