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HMO won’t work with Chinese firm on virus testing over privacy fears — report

Israel’s largest HMO will not work with Chinese firm BGI Group on coronavirus testing to prevent it from accessing its information database, Channel 12 news reports.

According to the network, Clalit CEO Johanan Locker made the decision over concerns BGI could gain access to sensitive information on its patients.

The decision came after Israel announced last week that it signed a NIS 90 million ($25 million) deal with BGI to supply equipment that will allow 10,000 tests a day.