Macao reports two newly imported COVID-19 cases

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-24 22:33:09|Editor: huaxia

MACAO, March 24 (Xinhua) -- The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center of China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) government on Tuesday reported two newly confirmed imported COVID-19 cases, taking the tally of all confirmed cases to 26.

A 41-year-old non-resident worker from Indonesia, accompanied by his wife and son, arrived in Hong Kong by air from Jakarta of Indonesia. They then arrived in Macao through the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge last Tuesday. The wife was found to have fever by Macao's medical personnel up on entering Macao and tested positive with the COVID-19 last Wednesday.

The son was tested positive with the COVID-19 last Thursday and the father was tested positive with the COVID-19 on Tuesday. All of them were quarantined and treated in Macao's hospital of Centro Hospitalar Conde de Sao Januario.

The other patient, a 17-year-old female Macao resident, arrived in Dubai by air from London of Britain. She then flew to Bangkok of Thailand from Dubai and arrived in Macao from Bangkok on Sunday.

She reported to Macao's medical personnel upon entering Macao that she has headache and a runny nose in the past 24 days and was soon sent to Macao's hospital of Centro Hospitalar Conde de Sao Januario. She was later tested positive with the COVID-19.

Macao authorities had banned the entry of foreigners since March 19, including foreign work permit holders. It further tightened the entry policy on Tuesday to curb imported COVID-19 cases, saying that the residents of the mainland, the Hong Kong SAR and the Taiwan region who have been overseas in the past 14 days, will also be barred from entering Macao from Wednesday.