3 more held in Hong Kong over fake Covid-19 results; 672 new cases logged

Police say the three are suspected of uploading RAT results that did not belong to them.

Hong Kong police have arrested three more people for submitting fake positive Covid-19 tests to the authorities, while the city’s health minister has pledged to verify all such results unless the city sees a significant rise in daily infections.

Two men and a woman, aged 24 to 38, were arrested in Chai Wan and Sai Kung on Thursday. Among them was a 38-year-old paramedic, who was also arrested for fraud, and his girlfriend.

Chief Inspector Cheng Chak-yan, of the police force’s cybersecurity and technology crime bureau, on Friday said the three were suspected of uploading the results of a rapid antigen test (RAT) that did not belong to them in March and April to obtain isolation orders issued by the government.