Fresh batch of German vaccine used for new round of inoculations as manufacturer and supplier continue to investigate faulty packaging.
19,500 doses of the BioNTech vaccine were delivered to the public hospital today with vaccinations scheduled to restart on Monday.
New health chief says the replacement vaccines are on their way, and the city-wide inoculation programme will get back into its stride once they arrive.
The fresh batches await results of investigation into the defective packaging which brought the vaccination programme to a temporary halt.
Carrier is a 24-year-old woman who had been studying in UK and returned to Macao earlier this month, having previously tested positive for Covid-19.
Residents commended for their achievements in keeping the pandemic at bay, and urged not to drop their guard in future.
After halting the German-made jabs on Wednesday, government has yet to announce when it will restart the full vaccination programme.
The 29-year-old, who returned to Macao from the Philippines this week, is under observation at a clinic and will undergo further tests for Covid-19.
A highly experienced consultant pulmonologist, Lo has played a major role in shaping the government’s Covid-19 strategy.
Jabs’ safety was never in question, says BioNTech and Fosun Pharma.
Thousands have to wait for their jabs as faulty packaging sets alarm bells ringing; options include using alternative batches or shipping in new doses direct from Germany.
With no fatalities and an unblemished record of successful treatment, Macao is proving successful in the pandemic battle.
Packaging lids at fault: citizens who have already made appointments told to stand by.
Residents encouraged to complete their inoculations at the earliest possible date, while SSM chief dangles the possibility of overseas travel.
This amendment also applies to people who have already entered Macao and are currently under medical observation.
Hundreds of first responders and residents successfully join forces to practice what to do in the worst-case scenario.
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In a sign that Covid-19 restrictions are being relaxed bit by bit, foreigners without Macao ID can return to the city, but only if they fulfil strict criteria.
14 days “self-health management” no longer required after completing 2 weeks of quarantine at a government-designated hotel.
The man already had a number of risk factors that could have caused the disease.
However visas will only be granted to those who have been inoculated with Chinese-made vaccines.
The senior citizen is Macao’s first case of an adverse reaction following vaccination, which officials have been quick to play down.
Grand Prix planning going ahead, but still not 100 per cent confirmed as Covid-19 continues to play havoc with life in the city.
Despite the city’s success in battling the epidemic, the danger of new cases still lurks, so businesses and residents must double down on precautions.