The end of the consolidation period and the reopening of several commercial establishments depends on several factors, and the return to normality may not happen immediately after the mass testing of the entire population scheduled for the last days of July.
The assurance was given today by Leong Iek Hou, Head of the Division of Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases of the Health Services at the usual daily press conference to update the pandemic situation in Macau.
“If Macau does not register any cases in the community [in the next seven days] then we will be more relaxed, but that does not mean that we can return to normal, because we cannot have all activities recovered, we need to take measures gradually”, said Leong Iek Hou.
The doctor also explained that to implement this gradual process after the mass tests on July 30 and 31, it will be necessary to wait for two incubation periods, that is, 14 days.
“We are closer to this goal [of seven plus seven]. Do we necessarily have to complete two maximum incubation periods to lift the measurements and recover activity in the community? No”, indicated the representative of the Health Services, adding that, after the mass tests, the authorities can, “gradually soften the anti-epidemic measures”.
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