Fewer cases reported due to fewer tests conducted during Easter break: Ho Pak-leung

Local | 13 Apr 2020 3:40 pm

HKU microbiologist Ho Pak-leung warned that the recent drop in Covid-19 cases could be due to the fewer number of tests being conducted during Easter public holidays.
The number of infections has dropped to single digit recently, but the expert warned that people should not let their guard down.
The drop it could be due to the reduced testing capacity during the holiday. Only 400 tests are conducted a day recently, much fewer than the 1,000 on normal workdays, he said in a radio program this morning.
Ho also warned that one should not expect that the virus would be eliminated during summer under the hot temperature.
He said there was an increase of 233 cases in Singapore on Sunday. It is around 30 degrees Celsius in Singapore, which is about the same temperature as in Hong Kong's summer.

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