Officials reveal police will take over security duties in quarantine hotels; plans in hand for special arrangements for local residents returning from high-risk areas.
Patient is the sixth security guard infected by imported-related Covid-19.
Patient is the third security guard at the Golden Crown China Hotel to become infected.
The guards rode buses 25B, 26A, 33, 37, 101X and MT1 between 19 and 24 September. Health officials appeal to passengers to come forward.
Health chief Alvis Lo Iek Long blasts lax procedures at quarantine hotels and warns Macao residents to strictly observe prevention measures.
The Regency Art Hotel – which is located on Taipa Island – will be used again as a government-designated hotel for quarantine starting Monday, 1 February.
The government has rebooked the 270-room Regency Art Hotel – which is located on Taipa Island – and will be used as a government-designated hotel for quarantine starting tomorrow.
The Sheraton Hotel will once again return to its normal hospitality role no later than 14 August, while the Golden Crown China Hotel will be used for medical observation starting 1 August.
Only four “quarantine hotels” are still operating: Pousada Marina Infante in Cotai, Golden Crown China Hotel opposite the local airport in Taipa, Jai Alai in Zape, and a section of the Sheraton Grand hotel in Cotai.
A second government-designated hotel for the local government’s quarantine measure – the Golden Crown China Hotel – opened Tuesday night.