Macau has had no new imported COVID-19 cases for 13 consecutive days since April 8.
The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre announced today that two more of its confirmed novel coronavirus patients have been discharged and have been transferred to Centro Clínico de Saúde Pública for a further 14-day recovery isolation period.
Macau’s 23rd discharged patient – the 26th confirmed COVID-19 case – is the 17-year-old Macau female resident studying in the UK who arrived in Macau on March 22.
Macau’s 24th discharged patient – the 40th confirmed COVID-19 case – is the 47-year-old Macau female resident and arrived in Macau on March 27.
Both were in stable condition prior to release from isolation and have met the discharge criteria. Macau’s last discharged patients were on April 20.
Macau’s first novel coronavirus case was registered on January 22. Nearly all of Macau’s novel coronavirus cases have been imported, with the second wave beginning March 15.
There have only been 45 confirmed novel coronavirus cases in Macau, with 24 patients already discharged. Only 21 COVID-19 patients are still in isolation – 13 are in Conde de S. Januário Hospital Centre and 8 are in the isolation ward of Centro Clínico de Saúde Pública.
10th mask distribution
The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre has also announced today that the 10th round of mask distribution is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, April 22.
The Macau government guarantees an adequate supply of masks. They have called on the public’s cooperation not to rush within the first two days to avoid crowds gathering and long waiting lines.
There will be a total of 84 distribution points, the same as those in the previous 9th round. Children’s masks will also be available.
Batches of 10 adult-sized masks, as well as batches of five adult-sized masks and five child-size masks, will be available to all residents and non-resident workers.