52nd ‘imported’ Covid-19 case confirmed
21-year-old who had been studying in Taiwan is now in hospital for treatment and medical examination.
The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre has confirmed Macao’s 52nd Covid-19 case.
He is a 21-year-old man who has been studying at the Chinese Culture University in Taiwan and returned to the city on Sunday last week.
According to the statement, the man, tested negative for Covid-19 in a nucleic acid test (NAT) in Taiwan on 28 May, before catching a Starlux Airlines flight to Macao on 30 May with a friend.
Upon arrival the man tested negative for Covid-19 in a NAT, and was taken to a quarantine hotel for 21 days’ medical observation. However, he tested positive for Covid-19 in a follow-up NAT yesterday. He also tested positive for IgM antibodies and negative for IgG antibodies in a serology test yesterday.
The 21-year-old’s flatmate in Taiwan has also been diagnosed with Covid-19 on the island, The Macau Post Daily reported.
The centre said that the 21-year-old man has not come down with typical Covid-19 symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, and has been taken to the Conde de São Januário Hospital Centre for medical examination and treatment. The centre has not mentioned the man’s friend who accompanied him on the flight from Taiwan.