A total of about 1,240,000 people have made appointments to take part in the Community Testing Programme so far, the Government announced today.

 

On the eighth day of the programme, a total of 113,000 people went to community testing centres across the city to have their specimens taken, bringing the total number of people tested to around 1,310,000.

 

As at 8pm, about 1,030,000 specimens collected under the programme had been tested.

 

Specimens that test positive for COVID-19 will be referred to the Department of Health’s Public Health Laboratory Services Branch for confirmatory tests.

 

Confirmed cases will be followed up and announced by the Centre for Health Protection.

 

So far, there have been 240 cases of personal data being used by others for online booking under the programme.

 

After examination, 134 of the cases were found to involve suspected fraudulent use of others’ personal data for booking and they have been referred to Police.