Hong Kong will start a coronavirus testing program in two weeks.
It’s not like they haven’t been testing people so far, but now they offer it to all the citizens, and it is voluntary.
The Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam said, “This is an entirely voluntary program to provide testing for those who want to have a test either to find out whether they are infected or they just want to be more sure that they are safe in that sense. The new coronavirus pandemic is still severe. The overall number is still high.”
The new infection cases keep rising across the city, and the officials claim there is a third wave surging.
In July, Hong Kong has asked for help from Beijing to help the city conduct more coronavirus detection tests and help them with the primary treatment.
Lam announced that they will build a temporary hospital with the help of the central government as that is the only way to fight against COVID-19.
So far, Hong Kong was one of the places with low infection and death rates, but as the third wave hits, they are noticing spikes across the city.
The total number of infected people in Hong Kong is 3,939, while 46 people have lost their lives.
The new daily surges from this week are between 80 and 95 new cases.