Danger of community transmission means that NAT validity for arrivals from Guangdong will remain at 24 hours.
City chief urges 17 million residents to stay put while mass testing is carried out. Shops shut and public transport halted until next Sunday.
Public transport suspended, 17 million residents told to stay at home as authorities battle to contain Omicron surge linked to neighbouring Hong Kong.
With public hospitals bursting at the seams and staff struggling to cope, private hospitals agree to take patients with mild or no symptoms.
City continues to battle virus amid staff shortages on public transport and food supply problems while some medical experts query the use of mass testing.
Steep rise of novel coronavirus cases in Hong Kong prompts urgent appeal for everyone to get jabbed as Macao reports 23 imported cases in a month.
Medical workers at full stretch – nine more patients die, 7,000 preliminary positive infections recorded, another 20 care homes affected.
Government urged to provide rapid antigen test kits to the population for self-testing every other day in the coming two months.
Macao reaches 75% vaccination rate, but health chief points to dangers of Omicron variant, urges everyone to get jabbed.
Authorities point to rapid spread of Omicron variant as additional reason to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
All new imported cases, including one Omicron variant, classified as asymptomatic and imported, so have not raised city’s novel coronavirus tally from 79.
Travellers from US, Brazil, Russia, Turkey and many parts of Asia and Africa targeted; Macao’s 79th imported coronavirus case infected with Omicron variant.
Health experts warn that new strain is even more contagious than Delta, urge residents to be extra cautious.
The centre identified the patient as a 62-year-old local resident who arrived in Macao on Monday from Los Angeles, US via Singapore.
Patient – classified as imported case – is 23-year-old male local resident who arrived in Macao last Saturday having been studying in New York.
Banking, gaming and medical sectors all face an uncertain future according to speakers at business forum.
Health Bureau aligning its procedures with mainland authorities, keeping a watchful eye on vaccine development as new variant spreads rapidly around the world.
World Health Organization warns new strain carries an increased risk of reinfection, making it potentially more dangerous than Delta variant.