Macau has recorded 391 cases of Covid-19 since the start of the new outbreak, the vast majority of them asymptomatic, territory authorities announced today, on the same day that a third general population testing began.
“So far, we have 391 confirmed cases,” said Leong Iek Hou of the New Coronavirus Type Contingency Coordination Center during the daily health press conference. Since the beginning of the pandemic, and until midnight (17:00 hours in Lisbon) of June 26, the special administrative region recorded a total of 172 infections, zero deaths and 475 asymptomatic cases, stressed the official.
Like Mainland China, the region follows a “zero case” policy, in which asymptomatic cases do not enter the government’s official accounts, although they are also required to comply with isolation measures. During the conference, the authorities also announced the first serious case since the outbreak began. It is a 60-year-old woman, vaccinated with three doses of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine, “suffering from a chronic illness” and having difficulty breathing. “It is a serious case,” but she is “in stable clinical condition,” Leong Iek Hou stressed.
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The third general population test began this morning at 09:00 (02:00 in Lisbon) and runs until Tuesday at 18:00 (11:00 in Lisbon) and until 15:00 (08:00 in Lisbon) 162,958 people, of a total of about 680 thousand inhabitants, had already done the PCR test.
Macau declared an immediate state of prevention on June 19, brought forward the end of the school year and suspended, totally or partially, public services and shops. The authorities also closed residential buildings where cases were detected and residents were not allowed to leave. In addition to these red zones, yellow zones have been created in adjacent buildings, with less restrictive control measures.
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