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Coronavirus: experts see ‘positive sign’ as 220,000 Hong Kong residents sign up for mass-testing scheme in first 11 hours of online registration

About 220,000 people in Hong Kong signed up for the city’s voluntary Covid-19 testing scheme in the first 11 hours of online registration on Saturday, with medical experts hailing the initial figures as a positive sign.The turnout followed multiple appeals from local officials and experts, including Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip Tak-kuen, who said the programme, which begins on Tuesday, could help the government gain control of the Covid-19 crisis without a need for further…

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