Hong Kong should not go down the road of testing its entire population for the coronavirus, according to public health experts. Photo: Nora Tam
Hong Kong should not go down the road of testing its entire population for the coronavirus, according to public health experts. Photo: Nora Tam

Omicron: mass Covid-19 testing not viable for Hong Kong, medical experts say, amid growing calls to deploy strategy against fifth wave

  • Pro-establishment lawmakers at centre of appeals urging authorities to run universal community screening to uncover hidden chains of transmission
  • But several experts say such exercises are not feasible because of capacity limitations and challenges tied to citywide lockdown

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Hong Kong should not go down the road of testing its entire population for the coronavirus, according to public health experts. Photo: Nora Tam
Hong Kong should not go down the road of testing its entire population for the coronavirus, according to public health experts. Photo: Nora Tam
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