Punishing coronavirus testing lab for failures a balancing act amid Hong Kong’s pandemic battle: Carrie Lam

Hong Kong’s decision to suspend some but not all of the services provided by a coronavirus testing lab whose false-positive results led to a number of people being incorrectly quarantined was necessary to maintain the city’s pandemic fighting capabilities, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said on Tuesday.BGI, a private, mainland China-backed firm linked to at least three separate testing controversies, has seen its right to operate mobile-screening stations suspended, though its seven…

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