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Inspectors step up checks of goods imported from Hong Kong

Following discovery of Covid-19 on wrapping of milk cargo, IAM staff increase inspections to up to 500 times daily.

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Following discovery of Covid-19 on wrapping of milk cargo, IAM staff increase inspections to up to 500 times daily.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:41 am

Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) staff have started to inspect Hong Kong imports up to 500 times per day following the recent discovery of a Covid-19 tainted milk cargo.

IAM President José Fonseca Tavares said that the bureau has been disinfecting the outer layers of all perishable goods and inspecting their individual packaging. He pointed out that in the last two days, the bureau imposed a stricter measure on non-perishable goods as well, adding that today he will be having a meeting with representatives who are in charge of the ports, delivery companies, Macau Customs Service, the Economic and Technological Development Bureau, the Marine and Water Bureau and the Health Bureau to discuss the matter. 

He urged anyone in the supply chain to completely disinfect their newly received goods before selling them in the market.

When asked whether the bureau planned to extend the quarantine period for goods imported from Hong Kong, Tavares said that it was “impractical” to do so as there is very limited space for storage at the city’s ports, The Macau Post Daily reported.

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:41 am

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