Macau will only be able to waive its current 14-day quarantine-on-arrival for people travelling from Hong Kong if the latter city sees no local Covid-19 infection cases for a consecutive 14 days, says Macau’s Chief Executive, Ho Iat Seng. (GGRasia 18.11)
Macau will quarantine for 14 days all visitors who have been to Kashgar in China’s north-western Xinjiang Province after more than 100 new cases of COVID-19 were detected in the mainland city over the weekend.
The Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) government will buy 1.4 million doses of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines for all Macao residents, the SAR's COVID-19 response center said here on Monday (9/28).
The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center of the Macao SAR told the press that the vaccines will be sent to Macao in different batches, and certain groups such as senior residents, patients with chronic diseases and people working in anti-pandemic frontlines will get vaccinated with priority.
On 1 May, the health bureau introduced the Macau health code, which was to start being used on May 3 at 9:00. The health code is an upgraded version of a personal health declaration, which would replace the health declarations being used at border crossings. For the time being, it would only apply to entering Macau and entering local places.
On 2 May, it was agreed to resume regular hours of operation at Portas do Cerco and the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge.
(updated 12 April 2020)
Macau is expected to spend MOP 20 billion (US$2.5 billion) for direct payments, loans and tax breaks. An additional MOP 2.19 billion (US$276.8 million) in the form of e-vouchers will be distributed to the general public to encourage spending.
A second round of financial support measures worth US$1.25 biliion was announced last April 9, 2020. In a news report, non-resident workers will not benefit from these measures.
As of February 2020, there are 191,377 migrant workers in Macau.