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Macau’s mass testing yields 49 Covid infections; HK has 1,198 new ones

21 June 2022

By The SUN 

Govt offices, schools and non-essential businesses have been closed for the mass testing in Macau

Macau ended two days of Covid-19 testing for its more than 600,000 population at noon today, which resulted in 49 new infections being detected through PCR tests.

According to the government website, a total of 49 cases were found, involving 36 women and 13 men, with ages ranging from 8 months to 89 years. Fifteen of them have symptoms while 34 have been classified as asymptomatic.


Officials said the infected people came mainly from two clusters, involving 28 foreign workers and 19 prison staff. The source of their infection has not yet been identified.

Among the cases were five staff members of Hotel Fortuna on Rua de Cantão, and as result, 300 guests and around 80 staff, including casino workers, will be moved to quarantine hotels.


The hotel has been declared a Red Zone, meaning anyone staying there will not be allowed to leave Macau until a clearance is issued.

The government again allayed concerns over a citywide lockdown, but all schools and non-essential businesses have been closed temporarily, while restaurants can only serve takeaway meals.

Government offices will remain closed until Friday, which should extend until the weekend.

A total of 2,142 cases are being followed up for epidemiological investigations and those deemed as close contacts will be sent for quarantine at Pousada Marina Infante or Sheraton Grand Macao.

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Those who tested negative on the PCR tests are being urged to self-test tomorrow using rapid antigen test kits.

Meanwhile, the number of infections in Hong Kong eased slightly today, with a total of 1,198 being found, including 122 brought in from abroad.

They took the overall infection figure from the fifth wave to more than 1.21 million.



Among the imported cases, 69 were detected at the airport, 42 at quarantine hotels, and the rest tested positive after ending their seven-day quarantine.

No death was reported, so the tally remains at 9,183.

Health officials said 144 schools reported 177 infections, involving 143 students and 34 teachers.

Two secondary schools have been told to suspend classes for a week after outbreaks were detected.

These are Szeto Ho Secondary School in Kwun Tong where four cases were found in class 2C; and St Francis Xavier’s School in Tsuen Wan where 10 students and a teacher who took part in basketball and boxing activities have come down with the virus.

A total of 509 patients are still confined in public hospitals and treatment facilities. Among them 14 are in critical condition and 11 are seriously ill.


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