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Macau opens 5th ‘quarantine hotel’ (Update)

The Macau government opened this afternoon the city’s fifth quarantine hotel, the 112-room Metropole in the city centre.

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The Macau government opened this afternoon the city’s fifth quarantine hotel, the 112-room Metropole in the city centre.

According to a statement by the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO), the government is temporarily using the Metropole “as the fifth hotel designated for medical observation starting from today.” The statement pointed out that the hotel is situated on the Macau peninsula. It is located close to the currently vacant Old Courthouse and next to an office building.

Metropole is the first of the five quarantine hotels to be located on the peninsula. The four other quarantine hotels are located in Cotai (Pousada Marina Infante), Taipa (Regency Art and Golden Crown China) and Coloane (Grand Coloane).

According to previous MGTO statements, the five hotels provide a total of 1,244 rooms.

According to the Macau Government Information Bureau (GCS), Macau residents returning from foreign countries will be transported directly to a designated hotel for 14-day medical observation.

Non-resident workers from the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan who have visited a foreign country 14 days prior to arriving here are directly transported to a designated hotel for 14-day medical observation.

Foreign non-resident workers and visitors from foreign countries are currently prohibited from entering Macau.

Visitors from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan who have visited a foreign country 14 days prior to their arrival here are directly transported to a designated hotel for 14-day medical observation.

Macau has so far confirmed 17 COVID-19 cases, seven of which, all of them imported cases, were confirmed in the past week. Ten of the patients – seven tourists from Wuhan and three locals – have meanwhile been discharged from hospital. The first case was confirmed on January 22, three days before the Chinese New Year.

(The Macau Post Daily/Macau News)

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