Following today’s discovery that a crew member from a Hong Kong and Macao cargo ship had tested positive for Covid-19, the areas around the 73-year-old case’s workplace have been designated as a new Key Area.
The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre announced that anyone who lives, works or has stayed more than half an hour on or after 7 August in the areas from Inner Harbour to Praça de Ponte e Horta, including the areas of Praça de Ponte e Horta, Rua do Almirante Sérgio, Rua do Dr. Lourenço Pereira Marques, Travessa do Sal, Rua de João Lecaros, Rua dos Armazéns, Rua Do Barão, Calçada da Feitoria, Rua Da Prainha, Calçada de Francisco António, Rua do Seminário and Rua De Ponte E Horta, must each undergo two nucleic acid tests (NAT).
The first test must be done between 4 pm today and tomorrow, while the second one will need to be completed on Friday, 12 August. Each test must be taken at least 24 hours apart. Those who have undertaken other NAT requirements on the same day do not need to repeat the test.
Infants and young children born after 1 July 2019, as well as the elderly and the disabled, are not exempted from the two mandatory NATs.
Health authorities will send an SMS to those included in the Key Area to remind them to make an appointment for the NAT. Anyone failing to complete the two tests will be assigned a yellow health code on 13 August.