Translator: Billwilliam; Reviewer: Wencheng
According to statistics by the HK government, as of 8pm on September 13, 2020, a total of 1.719 million people were sampled, of which 1.667 million samples had been tested for the CCP virus. Preliminary positive samples will be handed to the Dept of Health’s Public Health Lab for retesting and confirmation. Affirmed cases will be published and tracked by the Health Protection Center.
A government spokesperson explained that the purpose of the massive community testing plan is to detect asymptomatic carriers of the CCP virus asap and to provide early treatment to curb virus spread.
On the same day, Chief Secretary Cheung Kin-chung announced that community testing confirmed more than 20 positive cases, which proved the plan could promptly detect cases for quarantine.
But in reality, the HK government’s massive community testing project demonstrated low efficiency.
Zhang Zhujun, director of the Infectious Disease Division of the Health Dept., said in his briefing that three patients were discovered by the massive community testing project. In comparison, Hongkong reported 19 new CCP virus cases on that day.
As reported by Now News, as of September 13, HK reported a total of 147 virus cases, of which about 20 were detected by the massive community testing project
Hongkong is about to implement the system of “Health Codes.”
BGI Genomics will develop a health code system for HK, as reported by Takungpao on August 19.
On September 11, the CCTV’s WeChat account for the HK Bay Area announced launching the Guangdong-Hongkong-Macau mutually accepted health code system this week.
On September 13, Financial Secretary Chan Mo-po said travel restrictions to and from the mainland might be rolled back if implementing the health code system could alleviate the pandemic.
The US has revoked Hongkong’s special trade status, treating HK the same as cities in mainland China. Creation of the Guangdong-Hongkong-Macau Greater Bay Area could accelerate the CCP’s takeover of Hongkong. The HK Dollar may be replaced by the RMB.