China's central government will send medical workers to Hong Kong to help with the nucleic acid tests in the region.
The State Council's Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office announced on Friday that the medical workers will also help Hong Kong build temporary quarantine and treatment facilities.
Hong Kong has seen a rapid surge in coronavirus cases this month. The Center for Health Protection reported 121 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, marking the tenth day that number of daily COVID-19 cases remained above 100.
Earlier the day, Lee Lap-yip, a Hospital Authority's expert said that the AsiaWorld-Expo – an exhibition center turned into a community treatment facility with 500 beds will start to receive COVID-19 patients from August 1.