On July 13, Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, announced two companies from Shenzhen and Macau would conduct Covid-19 tests for Hong Kong.
According to Tai Po district councillor Man Nim-chi, he went to the testing center at Tai Ping industrial park on July 17 and found some testing equipment with labels of “Huo Yan Laboratory” and “Beijing Genomics Institute”. The staff spoke Mandarin. Odds and ends were everywhere. The sign “sample collection” was written in simplified Chinese and China national flag was hanged n the wall.
Man Nim-chi has asked the staff there, but no response. “Stand News” sent inquires to Chief Executive’s Office, and Food and Health Bureau, but still waiting for their feedback.
The government announced to directly procure testing services from Sunrise Diagnostic Centre (established by BGI) and Prenetics under the anti-epidemic fund.
Source: Stand News