Alvis Lo Iek Long, a clinical director of the public Conde de São Januário Hospital Centre, said during Wednesday’s press conference that 108 million “government facemasks” have been sold since the scheme’s launch in January.
Lo said that 4.5 million facemasks have been sold in the 19th round, down from the peak of six million facemasks sold in a particular round, adding that this situation was due to the fact that the supply of facemasks in the private market has now become sufficient compared to when the COVID-19 epidemic emerged in Macao early this year and that the price of facemasks in the private market has decreased.
According to Lo, Macao has not recorded a new COVID-19 case for 33 days, while no local case has been confirmed for 122 days. All 46 COVID-19 patients have been discharged from hospital.
(The Macau Post Daily/Macau News)
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