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Coronavirus: as demand soars, Hong Kong government’s free specimen bottles 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 – from domestic helpers to children at schools with respiratory infection outbreaks – grows.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 – from domestic helpers to children at schools with respiratory infection outbreaks – grows.A barrister warned that those selling the collection…Read MoreSouth China Morning Post