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Mar 01, 2022 06:17 PM
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Hong Kong Residents Scramble for Supplies Amid Lockdown Reports

A woman walks past a empty shelves at a supermarket Tuesday in Hong Kong amid the city's Covid-19 outbreak. Photo: VCG
A woman walks past a empty shelves at a supermarket Tuesday in Hong Kong amid the city's Covid-19 outbreak. Photo: VCG

(Bloomberg) — Hong Kong residents emptied store shelves in a scramble to prepare for a reported lockdown of the city later this month, when officials will carry out a mandatory testing drive intended to contain a snowballing Covid outbreak. 

Restrictions on movement within the city will be enforced to ensure the testing effort is effective, the Sing Tao Daily and other domestic media reported Tuesday. Testing of the financial hub’s 7.4 million people will start after March 17, Sing Tao said, citing people it didn’t identify. 

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