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NAT quota raised to 11,000 per day

The government has raised the quota for its NAT scheme’s online appointment system to 11,000 people per day, adding that it believes that this can meet the demand by local residents to cross the Macao-Zhuhai border.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:44 am

Alvis Lo Iek Long, a clinical director of the public Conde de São Januário Hospital Centre, announced that the government has raised the quota for its nucleic acid testing (NAT) scheme’s online appointment system to 11,000 people per day, adding that it believes that this can meet the demand by local residents to cross the Macao-Zhuhai border. Lo pointed out that the government just raised the quota from 5,000 people per day to 7,500 people per day on Monday, before raising it to 11,000 in a short period of time.

Lo said that while Macao currently can test up to 16,000 per day for COVID-19, the Health Bureau (SSM) needed to keep some places readily available for emergency situations in response to the possible sudden deterioration of Macao’s COVID-19 situation, adding that therefore the bureau has set the quota for its NAT scheme at 11,000 people per day for the time being.

Lo said that Macao’s COVID-19 testing capability of 16,000 people per day means 2,400 people per 100,000 people, higher than Hong Kong with 105 people per 100,000 people and Beijing with 1,400 people per 100,000 people – the highest in the mainland.

(The Macau Post Daily/Macau News)
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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:44 am

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