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Simplified Covid-19 PCR test less sensitive, Hong Kong health expert says, questions rationale for change

A respiratory disease expert has questioned the government’s plan to simplify Covid-19 testing by dropping the nasal swab element of tests to leave only throat swab at some facilities, saying the throat swab alone is not as sensitive. From Tuesday onwards, free tests offered at community testing centres and the airport will adopt the simpler […]