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Hong Kong staff at Chinese banks pressured to take COVID test

Beijing-funded citywide voluntary program sparks concern over DNA privacy

A medical professional at a COVID-19 testing center in Hong Kong on Sept. 1. As of Wednesday night, less than 10% of the city's 7.5 million residents had registered for the free test.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Chinese banks and financial institutions in Hong Kong are urging their employees to participate in a Beijing-sponsored voluntary coronavirus testing program, with a least one brokerage firm going so far as requiring its staffers to submit their test results to the company.

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