Possible arrangement to exempt those who have been fully vaccinated to have to undergo a NAT certificate when going to and from the mainland.
Replacement batch will be delivered shortly, although only about 10 per cent of residents have volunteered for a jab so far.
Cash injection will help Macao get back on its feet after suffering the effects of Covid-19 for over a year.
While Hong Kong is keen on the inter-SAR bubble, Macao remains wary of opening the floodgates while Covid-19 is still a major threat.
Mainland, rather than Macao, students sign up for inoculations at the SSM’s first off-site vaccination centre.
A 30-strong medical team will be delivering jabs to students and staff as the Health Bureau seeks to boost Macao’s slow vaccination rate.
Tougher measures follow worsening Covid-19 situation abroad; five arrivals from Kathmandu on Sunday test positive.
Flight included children, expectant mothers and two dozen sick, but officials in Manila say many more are still stranded in Macao.
Macao and Guangdong residents should be able to travel to Hong Kong under a surprise new venture dubbed Come2HK.
Macao, which has been one of the lowest affected cities in the world by Covid-19, has been placed on US’s “Do Not Travel” list.
All-out push led by mayor sees 450 vaccination units and 24 mobile centres capable of delivering more than 100,000 jabs a day.
A second Bell’s palsy case, and a new one of muscle collapse, are “unusual” but still not seen as a cause for alarm.
SSM will investigate whether there are links to vaccination, and will draw up new guidelines if necessary.
Covid-19 inoculations are now being delivered from dawn till dusk at 13 facilities across the city.
The new measure comes into effect immediately; regulations for arrivals from other countries stay at three weeks’ quarantine and seven days’ self-health management.
A local resident has been diagnosed with Bell’s palsy on Wednesday, after receiving the BioNTech injection on 20 March.
SSM calls for further investigation after possible link detected between AstraZeneca and blood clots.
Recognising vaccination records on both sides of the border would cut out the need for NAT tests, and encourage travel to and from the mainland.
SSM officials will conduct tests before putting the new doses to use; more than 24,000 have completed both vaccinations so far.
Entry process would span six weeks, but could ease the complicated situation which has stranded many foreign workers in the city.
Young people, especially university students, will be first in line, while over-60s will have to wait in the drive to overcome apathy and get the city inoculated.
Macao man who evaded hotel security hauled back into quarantine; authorities ponder tighter measures to prevent possible future breaches.
The Health Bureau said that the resident has not suffered “any abnormal health conditions” after his second jab.
Free jabs are now on offer to Macao people living on the mainland, though authorities have yet to reveal which vaccine will be used.
More needy residents apply to Caritas Macau which also extends a lifeline to blue card holders, many of whom have lost their jobs and have few other means of support.