Hong Kong residents enter a centre set up for the Universal Community Testing Programme in Kowloon City on September 2. Photo: Winson Wong Hong Kong residents enter a centre set up for the Universal Community Testing Programme in Kowloon City on September 2. Photo: Winson Wong
Hong Kong residents enter a centre set up for the Universal Community Testing Programme in Kowloon City on September 2. Photo: Winson Wong
Bernard Chan
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Bernard Chan

True aim of Hong Kong’s mass Covid-19 testing is not virus eradication but preparedness

  • Hong Kong now has experience organising large-scale, rapid community testing and screening, which gives it a big advantage as the winter flu season approaches along with the risk of a new spike in coronavirus cases

Hong Kong residents enter a centre set up for the Universal Community Testing Programme in Kowloon City on September 2. Photo: Winson Wong Hong Kong residents enter a centre set up for the Universal Community Testing Programme in Kowloon City on September 2. Photo: Winson Wong
Hong Kong residents enter a centre set up for the Universal Community Testing Programme in Kowloon City on September 2. Photo: Winson Wong
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Bernard Chan

Bernard Chan

Bernard Charnwut Chan, born in 1965, is a Hong Kong politician and businessman. He is the grandson of Chin Sophonpanich, the late founder of Bangkok Bank. He is currently convenor of Hong Kong's Executive Council.