Covid-19: Macau detects 76th and 77th cases since the start of the pandemic


Macau authorities announced today that they had detected the 76th and 77th cases of covid-19 in the territory since the start of the pandemic.

The new cases were diagnosed in a 53-year-old man, a non-resident worker, and a 49-year-old woman, also a non-resident worker, indicated the Contingency Coordination Center for the New Type of Coronavirus, in a statement.

Both were close contacts for the 75th case and had been in quarantine for medical observation since Monday, with all tests carried out on September 27, and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday they were negative, he added.

The man, who received, in May, a dose of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine, “demonstrated fever”, while the woman, who completed the vaccination process, with two doses of Sinopharm, in July, “did not show symptoms”, he said.

The two were referred to the Public Health Clinical Center in Coloane “for further diagnosis and treatment”.

On Thursday, Macau completed a new round of testing the population, following new cases of covid-19, having tested 681,579 people, all with negative results, as happened in the first and second rounds, according to the authorities.

Meanwhile, the New Coronavirus Type Contingency Coordination Center announced that as of 00:00 on Saturday (17:00 in Lisbon), individuals from Macau who enter Beijing “will have to fulfill a period of 14-day medical isolation observation and seven-day health supervision, as well as carrying out nucleic acid tests as required” by local authorities.

The immediate state of emergency in the territory, decreed on September 25, after detecting several cases of covid-19, remains in effect.

A covid-19 caused at least 4,830,270 deaths worldwide, among more than 236.66 million infections by the new coronavirus registered since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the latest report by the Agence France-Presse.

The respiratory disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, detected in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China, and currently with variants identified in several countries.


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