Hong Kong prepares to launch mass Covid-19 testing as city confirms 46 new cases, two more deaths

Hong Kong prepares to launch mass Covid-19 testing as city confirms 46 new cases, two more deaths

  • Sixteen air-inflated labs among the facilities ready to be deployed for large-scale screening within days
  • Latest infections come one month to the day since city’s toughest social-distancing rules took effect, but official warns against relaxation

Hong Kong is preparing to launch mass Covid-19 screening as early as this week and mulling the resumption of talks to re-establish travel links with two of its neighbours, as city health authorities confirmed 46 new Covid-19 infections and two more deaths.

Saturday’s tally marked exactly a month since Hong Kong imposed its toughest social-distancing measures yet against the coronavirus, and the 13th straight day of the city reporting fewer than 100 infections.