In Hong Kong, the government-run voluntary universal testing scheme finally came to an end on Sept 15, 2020, after the extension requested by the authorities.

It was estimated that over 1.7 million specimen were collected. On the morning of Sept 15, the head of Civil Servant Affairs, Patrick Nip, said on a radio program that the number of participants “has reached the goal”.

However, back in August 2020, Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan has estimated 5 million participants in the scheme.

After that, the Bureau heads like Chan and Nip as well as Chief Executive Carrie Lam had changed their statement and insisted that the government did not have an expected number of turnout, until Nip reverted the statement again on Sept 15, 2020.

Source: Stand News