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Local taxi driver latest Covid-19 case in Macao

Case involves 74-year-old male Macao resident who drives a Black Cab taxi with licence plate number M-2754; city has reported 11 cases since 14 November.

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Case involves 74-year-old male Macao resident who drives a Black Cab taxi with licence plate number M-2754; city has reported 11 cases since 14 November.

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A 74-year-old male Macao resident, who is a Black Cab taxi driver, has tested positive for Covid-19, the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre announced. 

According to the Centre, the taxi driver did a rapid antigen test this morning and the result was positive, which he then uploaded onto the Macao Health Code app. 

The Health Bureau immediately made medical arrangements for the man, who then undertook a nucleic acid test, the result of which came out positive. He has since developed a mild symptom of sore throat. 

The taxi driver, who has no recent travel history out of Macao, picked up four mainland Chinese passengers on 25 and 26 November. He said that one of those passengers coughed inside his taxi. The taxi driver has been temporarily listed as a confirmed case related to an imported case.

The taxi’s licence plate number is M-2754. The driver’s daily working hours are from 9 am to 5:30 pm, and he always has breakfast at “Tong Kei” restaurant on Estr. do Repouso, near Kiang Wu Hospital, from 7 to 7:30 am every day. 

On 27 November, he also had dinner from 7:30 to 9 pm at Sang Kei Seafood Restaurant on Rua de Abreu Nunes. 

There have been 11 positive cases found in Macao since 14 November. In addition, a 52-year-old male who lives in Zhuhai and works as a cleaner in Macao tested positive for Covid-19 on 22 November, while he was in the neighbouring city. 

 

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