Macao reports 4 more imported COVID-19 cases

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-23 22:30:50|Editor: huaxia

MACAO, March 23 (Xinhua) -- The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center of China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) government on Monday reported four newly confirmed imported COVID-19 cases, taking the tally of all confirmed cases to 24.

The 21st case is a 19-year-old female Macao resident traveling from London to Hong Kong via Bangkok. She arrived in Macao and received a 14-day medical observation in a local facility on March 18. She was diagnosed with the disease on Monday.

The 22nd case is a 44-year-old male Macao resident traveling from Dublin of Ireland to Hong Kong on Saturday, via Frankfurt of Germany. He then arrived in Macao on Sunday through the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and was found to have a runny nose by Macao's medical personals up on entering Macao.

The man was then sent to Macao's hospital of Centro Hospitalar Conde de Sao Januario, and diagnosed with the disease.

The 23rd and 24th cases are both male Macao residents who had studied in Britain and flew back from London. One arrived in Macao on Friday and had a 14-day medical observation. On Sunday he developed a fever and then was diagnosed with the disease.

The other arrived in Macao on Sunday and declared he had experienced a fever within the previous 14 days when entering Macao. He was then taken to hospital for further examination and diagnosed with the disease.

A total of 14 patients currently in Macao have COVID-19 infection and have been kept in quarantine for treatment at Centro Hospitalar Conde de Sao Januario. The 10 cases previously reported before March 16 were all discharged from hospital after recovery.