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Coronavirus: 126,000 Hong Kong residents take Covid-19 test on ‘smooth’ first day of mass screening scheme despite calls for boycott from opposition activists

About 126,000 people took Covid-19 tests on Tuesday as the Hong Kong government launched its universal community testing programme, describing progress as “smooth” and promising to increase the daily quota despite calls from opposition politicians and activists for a boycott.As of 8pm, some 674,000 out of a population of 7.5 million had signed up for the one-off, free and voluntary exercise. The testing programme at 141 centres across the city is set to run for a week but can be extended for…

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