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Macau reduces quarantines to seven days starting Saturday

In addition to these days of observation in a hotel designated by the authorities, three more days of self-management are still required, the center stressed. Starting Saturday, Macau will reduce the quarantine period for those arriving in the territory from 10 to seven days, the Chinese administrative region’s health authorities announced.

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The measure covers all “people entering Macau from foreign countries, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or the Taiwan Region,” the New Coronavirus Type Contingency Coordination Center said.

In addition to the seven days of medical observation in a hotel designated by the authorities, an additional three days of self-management are still required, the center stressed in a statement. The measure applies to those who have “completed all the vaccination procedures against the new type of coronavirus,” and showed negative test results upon arrival in Macau, as well as in tests during the quarantine period.

Already in the self-management phase, indicated the statement, the health code will have the color yellow – means that there will be limitations on travel within the city. For the code to become green, the traveler must “perform nucleic acid tests on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 7th days after the end” of quarantine at the hotel, the center said.

Macau closed its borders in March 2020, and since then people arriving in the territory – with the exception of mainland China – have been required to undergo quarantine at hotels designated by the authorities, which was as long as 28 days.

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On June 15, the city had already reduced the quarantine period from 14 to 10 days.

Macau, which had recorded about 80 cases since January 2020, was hit in June by the worst outbreak it has faced since the start of the pandemic, which infected more than 1,800 people, mostly asymptomatic cases, and caused six deaths, all elderly people with chronic illnesses.

The city today lifted the anti-covid-19 restrictions that determined the closure of commercial establishments, but maintains the mandatory wearing of masks in the street and requires a negative test at the entrance of spaces such as bars and restaurants.

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