The Macau government has announced that there are 12 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Macau community, eight of which are asymptomatic.
Kiang Wu Hospital reported at 6pm on Saturday evening (June 18) a positive test result in a “10 mixed into one” nucleic acid test, and one of the patients was later confirmed to be positive.
The government immediately checked the place of residence and work of the confirmed patient, and then found that “at least 10” people were confirmed positive in the building where the patient lives. Ultimately, 12 people have been confirmed positive at this time.
The Macau government has announced that Macau is in an “immediate state of prevention” and all government events will be suspended or cancelled, and all sports facilities must be shut down.
At a press conference on Sunday morning, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Ao Ieong U pointed out that the confirmed case was discovered during a NAT test at Kiang Wu Hospital, after the patient sought medical attention on his own. In a somewhat confusing statement providing mixed messages, she added, “In addition to supermarkets and so on, I hope that some venues will close down, and casinos can also take the same measures, but for the time being, there will not be any instructions, and I hope that enterprises will voluntarily comply and reduce the movement of people in the community.”
“I hope people will stay at home, and I hope restaurants will suspend the supply of dining-in food.”
All departures from Macau are now required to present a negative NAT report from a test conducted within the past 24 hours.
The Macau government also announced that all Macau residents will be required to undergo a NAT test between 12 noon on Sunday 19 June and 12 noon on Tuesday 21 June.