The Universal Community Testing Programme was launched today, with all 141 community testing centres operating smoothly as a whole. A total of about 126,000 people attended the centres for specimen taking.


The Government said that as at 8pm today, over 674,000 people have made successful online appointments since the booking system commenced operation on August 29.


As certain community testing centres have been fully booked, the Government, after assessing the situation, decided to increase the quota of these centres starting from September 3. The public can make online appointments for these centres tomorrow.


The Government encourages the public to make online bookings and take the test at the community testing centres at the appointment time.


About 2,000 healthcare personnel were deployed to collect specimens at the various community testing centres today, while the administrative duties were undertaken by 2,400 government employees.