200,000 total staff
Up to 22,000 tests a day
In July 2020, the third wave of COVID-19 was hitting Hong Kong. As a means to control the outbreak and preserve the economy, Prenetics won the tender to test all restaurants, a significant employer within the city.
Restoring confidence to both restaurant owners and staff was essential to maintain a sense of business as usual. Project Screen by Circle deployed vehicles into the local neighbourhoods to conduct the RT-PCR test. A dedicated group of teams are deployed each day.Contact us
The key innovation was the additional capacity needed in the Prenetics lab. A normal day would see around 5,000 tests. However, during this time of extreme testing, capacity is approaching 22,000 tests per day, supported by the hiring of 30 extra employees.
Antigen RT-PCT test
Mobile testing team
22,000 tests per day
People living in Hong Kong can see whether a restaurant has been visited by the #COVIDFIGHTERS team—they just need to look out for the sticker in the restaurant window. The good news is that amongst this community, infection rates appear to be less than 1%.Contact us
"The key is to make testing easy and very accessible and for restaurant staff to understand the importance of testing. The more people that participate, the safer we will feel."
Danny Yeung, CEO Prenetics