Amid a rise in Covid-19 cases in Macau, the district zone of Zhuhai in the neighbouring province of Guangdong has labelled the city as a medium-to-high risk area for Covid-19.
Macau.- Authorities in Zhuhai have tightened restrictions for people who have travelled from Macau, declaring the city a medium-to-high risk area for Covid-19.
A few days ago, authorities announced that the mandatory 14-day quarantine for visitors from Macau would be kept in place due to new Covid-19 cases in Macau in the past week.
Leong Iek Hou, a Macau health official, said the city respected the decision and said different cities in the central area of China “may have unique” systems to classify the risk associated with the Covid-19 pandemic.
It is unknown when Zhuhai’s current countermeasures will be lifted. Macau has carried out a new mass testing where 681,579 people were tested and 679,262 of them returned negative results.
Ho Iat Seng, Macau’s chief executive, has imposed a new rule under which people who plan to travel outside Macau must present a negative Covid-19 test issued within 24 hours of departure.
The new Covid-19 cases have had a deep impact on the highly anticipated October Golden Week, during which authorities had expected to welcome 40.000 daily visitors. Only 3,122 visitors arrived in Macau during the first two days.