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Coronavirus: as demand soars, Hong Kong government’s free specimen bottles are being scooped up and sold online

Covid-19 specimen collection kits bearing the Hong Kong government logo – meant to be given away free of charge – are being sold online for as much as HK$30 (US$3.80), the Post has found.The sale of the kits has raised concerns about whether people are hoarding them amid growing demand, even as the number of Hongkongers subject to mandatory testing increases – from domestic helpers to children at schools with respiratory infection outbreaks.A barrister warned that those selling the collection…Covid-19 specimen collection kits bearing the Hong Kong government logo – meant to be given away free of charge – are being sold online for as much as HK$30 (US$3.80), the Post has found.The sale of the kits has raised concerns about whether people are hoarding them amid growing demand, even as the number of Hongkongers subject to mandatory testing increases – from domestic helpers to children at schools with respiratory infection outbreaks.A barrister warned that those selling the collection…Read MoreSouth China Morning Post