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Macao government orders mass Covid-19 testing starting 9 am

The government expects the entire Macao population to be tested for Covid-19 at the city’s 41 testing stations over the next three days.

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The government expects the entire Macao population to be tested for Covid-19 at the city’s 41 testing stations over the next three days.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:43 am

 

*Last updated: 3:38 pm, 4 August 2021

Starting today at 9 am, the entire Macao population will be tested for Covid-19, which the government expects will take 3 days.

The measure was decided by the government after four cases of the Covid-19 Delta variant were detected on Tuesday in Macao residents.

According to The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre, 41 nucleic acid testing stations across the city will operate round-the-clock.

The stations are divided into 27 on the Macao Peninsula and 14 in Cotai with results being available 4-6 hours after sampling. As of 1 pm on 4 August, everyone must book an appointment online for their nucleic acid test (NAT).

The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre announced on Monday that 516,374 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered to 286,954 people in Macao, comprising 55,772 who received their first jab and 231,182 who received their second jab.

Macao’s Covid-19 vaccination rate stood at 42 per cent as of 4 pm on Monday. The Macao population stands at 659,278 people.

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:43 am

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