HK to begin citywide COVID-19 testing on Sep 1, finish in two weeks
Published: Aug 21, 2020 03:54 PM

A staff member demonstrates protective measures at the personal protective equipment (PPE) gown up area of a makeshift hospital for COVID-19 patients at the AsiaWorld-Expo in south China's Hong Kong on Aug. 1, 2020. Photo:Xinhua 

Hong Kong will launch citywide COVID-19 testing from September 1, which is expected to be completed within two weeks: HK Chief Executive Carrie Lam

The HKSAR govt will be responsible for sample collection, delivering samples, and the central govt will provide testing personnel and lab services. Without support of the central govt, Hong Kong cannot conduct the citywide testing, Carrie Lam said.