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About 5,000 non-tertiary teachers and staff tested

There have been about 5,000 non-tertiary teachers and staff who have undergone nucleic acid tests in the past four days.

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There have been about 5,000 non-tertiary teachers and staff who have undergone nucleic acid tests in the past four days, announced the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre today.

1,388 people were tested the whole of Monday alone.

All the results have come back negative, with the “process going smoothly and subjects responding generally well,” said the authorities.

Authorities have also pointed out that the government is “preparing the continued restoration of normal aspects of society.”

Nucleic acid testing and detection capabilities will be strengthened and will lead to orderly testing of specific communities of Macau. Namely, those who live in closed in places like elderly homes, prisons, hospitals, as well as fishermen and social service organisations will be tested.

Health Bureau staff prepare non-tertiary teachers and staff for class resumption

Staff from the Health Bureau (SSM) have also been invited to prepare teachers and school staff for staggered class resumption starting May 4.

SSM staff conducted in-depth explanations on the latest pandemic situation and Macau’s response strategy.

The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) requires all schools to continue implementing and monitoring health measures, such as cleaning, disinfection and maintaining indoor air circulation. Schools are also requested to help teach students to maintain good personal and environmental hygiene to prevent the spread of disease.

As previously mentioned, senior (F4 to F6) and junior secondary school (F1 to F3) classes will resume on May 4 and 11 respectively.

Class resumption for primary school pupils as well as special needs education and kindergarten pupils will be scheduled later on, after assessing the further development of the COVID-19 situation in Macau.

PHOTO of teachers at a school lecture hall listening to invited Health Bureau staff | © Government Information Bureau

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