The government of Macao declared today that the Special Administrative Region is under the state of immediate prevention.
According to the assessment of The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre, Macao is at risk of suffering an outbreak of the new type of coronavirus in the community.
According to an executive order by the Chief Executive, the decision was taken to prevent the transmission of the new type of coronavirus in Macau and ensure the lives and property of residents.
Law no.11/2020 that stipulates the rules during a civil protection situation are put in force when there is strong evidence of the possibility of relief situations or calamity.
Civil Protection Framework ‘immediate prevention’ status can be raised ‘when there is a strengthening’ of the ‘presence of abnormal and adverse factors, but which do not lead to the occurrence of relief situations or calamities’ accompanied by ‘obvious signs’ that these can ’cause the sudden occurrence of distress or calamity.
The government has announced that starting from 3:30 pm today, all people leaving Macao must have a certificate of a negative result of the nucleic acid test carried out in the last 24 hours.