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Macao’s Covid-19 cases hit 357 with over 8,200 under follow up

Third round of mass testing kicked off at 9 am today; those failing to show a negative rapid antigen test result denied entrance to testing stations.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:44 am

As of midnight last night, the total number of Covid-19 cases in Macao’s current outbreak reached 357. Among them, 50 were found within the community and 46 in medical observation hotels, the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre has announced. 

In addition, as of 8 am today, a total of 8,283 people are under follow up: 1,102 close contacts, 5,550 contacts with overlapping itineraries, 296 secondary contacts, 337 general contacts and 641 accompanying persons. The positive cases’ travel itineraries will be uploaded on the Special Webpage Against Epidemics (available in Chinese only). 

Meanwhile, the third round of citywide mass nucleic acid testing (NAT) began at 9 am today and will run until 6 pm tomorrow. Those failing to show a negative rapid antigen test (RAT) result will be denied entrance to testing stations. Those who fail to get tested in time will have their Macao Health Code turn yellow. 

During the third round of mass-testing, everyone should bring a reusable bag to receive 10 free KN95 masks and five RATs from the government. 

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:44 am

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