The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre this afternoon confirmed two more imported-related Covid-19 cases, bringing Macao’s total to 70. Both the new patients are security guards at the Golden Crown China Hotel.
The 69th patient, a male, used to work on the 10th floor of the hotel and escorted the 64th imported case to his room. The patient underwent quarantine medical observation on the evening of 24 September. The nucleic acid test (NAT) results were negative on 16, 23, 24, and 25 September. Today, the NAT showed a positive result and the diagnosis was confirmed. The patient had been inoculated with two doses of Sinopharm inactivated vaccines in Macao on 29 May and 3 June.
The 70th patient, a male, was recently exposed to the 65th case. The patient underwent quarantine medical observation on the evening of 24 September. NATs showed negative results on 15, 22, 24 and 25 September. Today, a NAT showed a positive result and the diagnosis was confirmed. The patient was inoculated with two doses of Sinopharm inactivated vaccines in Macao on 22 May and 25 June.
At present, the two patients have no symptoms and have been transferred to the Public Health Clinical Centre for further diagnosis and treatment.
The centre stated that because the 68th, 69th and 70th cases are all security guards at the Golden Crown China Hotel and with the 64th case having stayed at the hotel, health officials are taking urgent measures to prevent further infection at the quarantine hotel.
All security guards and cleaners at the hotel have been placed under medical observation in isolation, while the remaining employees are under closed-loop management.
The centre stated that enhanced measures will be taken for the hotel. More than 150 guests undergoing medical observation at the hotel will be moved out. As well as the security and cleaning staff, other employees will be subject to quarantine medical observation. For quarantine hotels other than the Golden Crown China Hotel and Treasure Hotel, the Health Bureau and the Macao Government Tourism Office have implemented maximum closed-loop management for staff in high-risk positions.