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Is Hong Kong’s mass Covid-19 testing scheme worth the trouble? Debate rages as officials extend the voluntary programme by four days

Officials have extended Hong Kong’s free testing programme by four days as they identified two more Covid-19 cases in the voluntary citywide exercise, insisting it was helping track down invisible coronavirus carriers and dismissing persistent doubts over its reach and efficacy.A total of 953,000 residents had signed up online for the programme as of Friday night, and while officials have stopped short of setting a target, it looked unlikely that the final tally would be much over 1 million in…

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