Macao’s neighbour, Zhuhai, launched a citywide nucleic acid testing (NAT) campaign on Wednesday and ordered all cinemas and entertainment venues to close to prevent and control the spread of the novel coronavirus, city authorities said.
All those leaving Zhuhai’s airport, railway stations and bus terminals must show a negative nucleic acid test result less than 48 hours old and a green health code, the city’s anti-Covid-19 headquarters announced.
All cross-border truck drivers entering and leaving Zhuhai must show a negative nucleic acid test result taken within 12 hours.
The new anti-coronavirus measures were introduced after four Macao residents’ nucleic acid test results came back positive on Tuesday. Three of the Macao residents had visited Zhuhai before they tested positive.
In Zhongshan, which adjoins Zhuhai, mass nucleic acid testing has been launched in the townships of Tanzhou, Sanxiang, Shenwan and the Wuguishan neighbourhood.
The departments have also expanded screening at the city’s airport, exit and entrance ports and other key venues, reported China Daily.
In Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province, all passengers wanting to travel on the city’s public buses must have their temperature taken and show a green health code before boarding.