Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong said during his introductory speech about his portfolio’s policy guidelines for next year on Friday that he expected the government’s COVID-19 prevention and control measures to be “normalised” next year, adding that protecting residents’ lives and health would remain the government’s top priority.
Macao has recorded 46 novel coronavirus cases since late January, 44 of which have been classified as imported, while two cases have been classified as “connected to imported cases”. The 46 patients have all been cured and discharged from hospital, and no fatalities have been reported in Macao, which has been spared community transmission of the novel coronavirus disease. Macao has not confirmed a new COVID-19 case for 156 days.
With the aim of continuing to adhere to its strict COVID-19 prevention and control work while resuming Macao’s economic activities, the government would do its utmost to look for the best solutions possible “amidst the limitations” in order to boost the recovery of the city’s economy, Lei said.