Coronavirus Hong Kong: universal testing could uncover up to 300,000 cases, but may shorten pandemic’s peak, expert says

Feb 23, 2022 | INVESTING

Hong Kong could uncover tens of thousands of silent coronavirus carriers when universal testing begins next month, health experts have warned, urging the government to secure enough isolation facilities to accommodate them before undertaking the scheme.But Professor Lau Yu-lung, who chairs the government’s scientific committee on vaccine preventable diseases, said that based on the number of cases turned up in localised mass testing operations, it was possible the citywide screening could…

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