HONG KONG — Hong Kong-based Dorsett Hospitality has partnered with
genetic testing and digital health company Prenetics to offer DIY
Covid-19 test kits to the local community, staff and guests in Hong
In an effort to help combat the city's third wave, Dorsett has test
kits available for purchase at its nine hotels in Hong Kong, with
results available within 48 hours. The tests are sold at HK$985 (US$127)
and individuals with positive results will be provided with a
tele-health physician consultation. Hotel staff meanwhile, will be
offered a 50% discount to encourage avid testing.
The Project Screen by Circle COVID-19 test has been recommended by
the World Health Organisation and officially recognised by the Hong Kong
government. Prenetics is also one of three laboratories that has been
assigned by the government to help with mass community testing.
Hong Kong health authorities, meanwhile, have earmarked
AsiaWorld-Expo as a facility to house stable Covid-19 patients. The
exhibition venue was previously used as a testing centre for
international arrivals when, back in March and April, the city
experienced an influx of imported infections.