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Hong Kong orders mass testing

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced nationwide Covid mass testing for the entire city population. Accordingly, all 7.4 million citizens are to be tested in three stages throughout March. Strict distancing rules are to remain in place until at least April 20, as is the ban on flights to and from Australia, the UK, Canada, France, India, Pakistan, the USA and the Philippines. Hong Kong’s schoolchildren will be sent on summer vacation as early as the beginning of March instead of mid-April.

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