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Rising Covid-19 cases force non-emergency government services to remain closed until 8 July

Secretary Elsie Ao Ieong describes current situation more difficult than Shanghai outbreak; majority of Macao government closed since 20 June.

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Secretary Elsie Ao Ieong describes current situation more difficult than Shanghai outbreak; majority of Macao government closed since 20 June.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:43 am

The Macao government has announced that to control the current Covid-19 outbreak in the city – which as of midnight last night reached 784 cases – all non-emergency government services and departments will remain closed until Friday, 8 July. Secretary for Social Affairs of Culture, Elsie Ao Ieong has called this current outbreak ‘more difficult’ than the earlier Covid-19 outbreak in Shanghai due to the short incubation period of the Omicron BA.5.1 variant and how quickly the virus has spread.

These closures do not prevent public sector heads from arranging public administration staff to go to work or provide services to support epidemic prevention or anything else in the public interest. Civil servants who are not working as a result of the order are instructed to stay at home to reduce the movement of people in the community and reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

Individuals with urgent needs for public services are advised to make a booking online or by telephone. 

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:43 am

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