Macao reports 3rd imported COVID-19 case in March

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-17 21:21:09|Editor: huaxia

MACAO, March 17 (Xinhua) -- The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center of China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) government on Tuesday confirmed a new COVID-19 case, the third imported case this month.

A 20-year-old woman traveling from London of Britain was diagnosed with the disease by Macao's hospital of Centro Hospitalar Conde de Sao Januario and has been quarantined and treated in the hospital.

The patient, a Macao resident who had studied in Britain, arrived in Hong Kong by air on Monday from London via Kuala Lumpur of Malaysia. She arrived in Macao through the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and was found to have fever by Macao's medical personals when entering Macao.

Macao reported two imported COVID-19 cases on Sunday and Tuesday respectively, one from Porto of Portugal and the other from Madrid of Spain.

All the previous 10 confirmed patients have been discharged from hospital after recovery.

Chief Executive of the Macao SAR Ho Iat Seng said on Tuesday that all non-residents, with the exception of residents from the Chinese mainland, the Hong Kong SAR and China's Taiwan, and work permit holders, will be barred from entering Macao starting from Wednesday.