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3/7/2022 20:35
Launch of citywide nucleic acid test from 9:00 am on 4 July to 6:00 pm on 9 July of 2022 The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre announces that 4th to 6th rounds of Citywide NAT will be conducted from 9:00 am on 4 July to 6:00 pm on 9 July of 2022. Time: Round 4: From 9:00 am on 4 July (Monday) to 6:00 pm on 5 July (Tuesday); Round 5: From 9:00 am on 6 July (Wednesday) to 6:00 pm on 7 July (Thursday); Round 6: From 9:00 am on 8 July (Friday) to 6:00 pm on 9 July (Saturday). (Opening hours of Caring Stations in each round: From 6:00 am on the first day to 6:00 pm on the following day) Targets: All local residents and individuals staying in Macao born on or before 1 July 2019 are required to get tested. Infants and children born after 1 July 2019 can be exempted. NAT stations and sampling booths: A total of 64 NAT stations involving 362 sampling booths will be set up across the city. Categories of testing stations include: general stations and self-paid stations (prior booking required), and 7 caring stations (for people with special needs who fail to make prior booking), users of caring stations can be accompanied by one person if necessary. During the period of 11:00 pm to 5:59 am, a general channel is set up exceptionally for the general public to make bookings. All general stations and self-paid stations are equipped with a caring channel. Amongst, 2 mobile NAT buses, of which prior booking is required, will provide sampling service. Booking for Citywide NAT and Self-paid NAT: The website for booking citywide NAT sampling (https://eservice.ssm.gov.mo/allpeoplernatestbook) will be put into operation at 7:00 am on the first day of each round (i.e. 4, 6 and 8 July); members of the public have to make three separate bookings. Relevant test results will not be uploaded to the Macao Health Code, and cannot be used for immigration purposes. There are 13 self-paid stations (prior booking is required) in place to provide paper NAT report; their test results will be uploaded to the Macao Health Code for immigration purposes, and will be counted in the citywide NAT programme. Booking links: https://eservice.ssm.gov.mo/rnatestbook/V21/ or https://app.ssm.gov.mo/prsranbook/Booking/Booking?lang=ch or https://app.ssm.gov.mo/airportprsrnabook. The number of people waiting for each Covid-19 nucleic acid testing station: https://eservice.ssm.gov.mo/aptmon/en For more details about the news and information of various testing stations, please visit: https://www.gcs.gov.mo/detail/en/N22GCad4aM?6
1/7/2022 17:58
NAT services will be suspended when typhoon signal no. 8 or above is hoisted; Health code of affected yellow code holders will not turn red The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre announces that when typhoon signal no. 8 or above is issued, services of the general viral nucleic acid testing stations at Pac On Ferry Terminal, Macao Forum, Kiang Wu Hospital, the University Hospital, Macao Federation of Trade Unions Workers Stadium, Qingmao Port and Hengqin Port will be suspended, until 2 hours after typhoon signal no. 8 is cancelled. Individuals with booking affected by the typhoon may go to the original scheduled location for sampling within the next 3 days (2-4 July) by presenting the original booking confirmation. New appointment is not required. Apart from this, services of the additional NAT stations for residents in yellow-coded zones, which are operated in Mong-Ha Sports Centre -1/F, Seac Pai Van Public School, Macau Workers’ Children School (Kindergarten Section), Patene Activity Centre and Pui Ching Middle School, as well as the mobile NAT buses parked at The Affiliated School of the University of Macau and Riviera Macau Terminal on Rua do Almirante Sérgio, will also be suspended during the hoist of typhoon signal no. 8 or above. Members of the public are advised not to go there for service. Residents in yellow-coded zones can go to the original scheduled location for sampling two hours after the lowering of the typhoon signal. The Centre urges the public to pay attention to the weather conditions and not to go out under inclement weather. Individuals with yellow health code will not have the code converted to red for failing to get tested due to typhoon signal no.8 or other adverse weather conditions.
30/6/2022 22:30
In line with pandemic prevention measures, starting from 1 July 2022, Macao Government Tourism Office will suspend the operations of all of its Tourist Information counters temporarily. Tourism Hotline (853) 2833 3000 maintains its 24-hour operator service to tend to tourism-related enquiries.
26/6/2022 22:00
Launch of citywide nucleic acid test from 9:00 am on 27 June to 6:00 pm on 28 June of 2022 The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre (hereinafter referred to as the “Centre”) announces that a citywide nucleic acid test will be conducted from 9:00 am on 27 June to 6:00 pm on 28 June. All local residents and individuals staying in Macao, including those who have taken a swab within the 24 hours preceding 9:00 am on 27 June, are required to get tested. Individuals who have recently received a COVID-19 vaccine must wait at least 24 hours from the time of leaving the vaccination venue before they can take the test. A total of 61 NAT stations will be set up across the city. Among which, there are 13 self-paid stations in place to provide paper NAT report; their test results will be uploaded to the Macao Health Code for immigration purposes, and will be counted in the citywide NAT programme. The website for booking citywide NAT sampling: https://eservice.ssm.gov.mo/allpeoplernatestbook. Prior booking is also required for self-paid NAT test, booking link: https://eservice.ssm.gov.mo/rnatestbook/V21/. For more details about the news and information of various testing stations, please visit: https://www.gcs.gov.mo/detail/en/N22FZTYoqx?3
26/6/2022 18:40
25/6/2022 15:35
All people in Macao are required to take a rapid antigen test for COVID-19 on 25 and 26 June 2022 respectively Public urged to stop unnecessary activities In response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Macao since 18 June, the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre has decided to require all people in Macao to take one rapid antigen test for COVID-19 (hereinafter referred to as the “rapid antigen test”) today and tomorrow (25 and 26 June) respectively. All citizens are required to self-administer a rapid antigen test today and tomorrow respectively (25 and 26 June). Except individuals of designated places have to get the NAT test at sampling stations, all other residents should stay home, stop unnecessary activities so as to reduce social mobility and risk of cross-infection. If the rapid antigen test result is positive and declared, the declarant and the co-living individuals must stay home and wait patiently for the quarantine placement by the authorities. Upon completion of a rapid antigen test (RAT), citizens should upload their result via the link displayed at the bottom of the Macao Health Code app; relevant test record will be shown on the Macao Health Code around 5 minutes after the upload, and only the latest RAT result within the past 3 days will be shown. For more information on the procedures of the rapid antigen test, declaration of test result and notes on usage, please refer to the following link ( https://www.ssm.gov.mo/apps1/covidagtest/ch.aspx#clg21987 ). The public should follow the procedures in the instructions for the rapid antigen test, conduct self-test, read the result and declare it through the Declaration Platform of Rapid Antigen Test Results (https://app.ssm.gov.mo/generalrat/) at the bottom of the home page of Macau Health Code. In view of the fact that some people are first-time users and may not know how to make a declaration, whether the test is declared or not will not affect access permission. If one is unsuccessful in declaring the result through the e-platform, one is requested to record the test result himself/ herself by taking a photo of the test result. If the test result is declared as positive, the health code will be converted to a “red code”. If the test result is declared as positive by mistake, one is requested to re-declare it as soon as possible by re-selecting the result as “negative” and submitting the correct result photo, the health code will not be affected then. If the rapid antigen test result is positive, in addition to declaring it through Macao Health Code, one should call an ambulance by phone at 119, 120 or 2857 2222 to go to Conde de São Januário Hospital to undergo a nucleic acid test as soon as possible, regardless of whether one has a fever or respiratory symptoms. In addition, if one has a positive rapid antigen test result, he/she as well as the people living with him/ her are not allowed to go out, and a nucleic acid test will be arranged for all of them by the authorities. https://www.gcs.gov.mo/detail/en/N22FYjyIkQ?8
23/6/2022 17:00
Certain recreational facilities and restaurant dining-in suspended from 5pm on 23 June 2022 From 5pm today, a number of leisure facilities will be closed and dine-in service at restaurants and other food and beverage establishments will be banned, in order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in the community. The latest steps were outlined in Executive Order No. 102/2022, published today. It was issued based on an evaluation by Macao’s Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre regarding the community outbreak risk level faced by the city. The Chief Executive issued the order in line with Article 25 of the Law on the Prevention, Control and Treatment of Infectious Diseases. Measures outlined in Executive Order No. 102/2022, to become effective from 5pm, are: 1. Closure of the following facilities: cinemas, theatres, indoor amusement parks, game centres, cybercafes, billiard rooms, bowling centres, saunas, massage parlours, beauty salons, gyms, health clubs, karaoke lounges, bars, nightclubs, discotheques, dance parlours, cabaret venues, hair salons, and swimming pools ordinarily open to the public. 2. Suspension of provision to the public of any dine-in service either at restaurants or other food and beverage establishments. Takeaway services are not covered by the order. In addition, leisure facilities managed by the Municipal Affairs Bureau, i.e., all parks, gardens, and recreational areas, Free Sports Ground areas, activity centres, indoor facilities, and exhibition halls, are being suspended from operation. The Sports Bureau’s sports facilities are being suspended too.
22/6/2022 17:45
Launch of citywide nucleic acid test from 9:00 am on 23 June to 00:00 am on 25 June of 2022 The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre (hereinafter referred to as the “Centre”) announces that a citywide nucleic acid test will be conducted from 9:00 am on 23 June to 00:00 am on 25 June. All local residents and individuals staying in Macao, including those who have taken a swab within the 24 hours preceding 9:00 am on 23 June, are required to get tested. Individuals who have recently received a COVID-19 vaccine must wait at least 24 hours from the time of leaving the vaccination venue before they can take the test. The citywide nucleic acid test is free of charge. A total of 53 NAT stations involving 342 sampling booths will be set up across the city. Categories of testing stations include: general stations and self-paid stations (prior booking required), and special care stations (for people with special needs who fail to make prior booking). All testing stations are equipped with a special care channel. Seven of the NAT stations are special care testing stations providing walk-in service for people in need of special care who fail to make prior booking; users of these stations can be accompanied by one person if necessary. To shorten the queuing time, people in need of special care are suggested to book the test in general testing stations with the assistance of families or friends, and then utilize use the priority channel there. Prior booking is required in general testing stations. Persons with bookings are urged to arrive on time; arrivals more than 1 hour early will not be attended, while late arrivals will have to book again. Original of identity document (same document used in Macao Health Code; non-residents please present travel document), booking code and a screenshot of the Macao Health Code must be presented for the test. There are 14 self-paid stations in place to provide paper NAT report; their test results will be uploaded to the Macao Health Code for immigration purposes, and will be counted in the citywide NAT programme. The website for booking citywide NAT sampling: https://eservice.ssm.gov.mo/allpeoplernatestbook. Prior booking is also required for self-paid NAT test, booking link: https://eservice.ssm.gov.mo/rnatestbook/V21/. For more details about the news and information of various testing stations, please visit: https://www.gcs.gov.mo/detail/en/N22FVbr31s?32
19/6/2022 2:00
According to the needs of anti-pandemic prevention and control measures, as well as the consensus of the Zhuhai-Macao Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism, it is effective as of 6:00 on June 19, 2022, people leaving Macao from various ports must hold a valid certificate of negative nucleic acid test results within 24 hours for customs clearance;The current anti-pandemic prevention and control measures will be remained the same for those entering Macao at various ports. The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre urges all citizens and tourists shall avoid going out unless necessary, and stay at home as much as possible. Moreover, the public are advised to strictly implement the anti-pandemic prevention and control measures.
19/6/2022 9:40
Launch of citywide nucleic acid test from 12:00 pm on 19 June to 12:00 pm on 21 June of 2022 The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre (hereinafter referred to as the “Centre”) announces that a citywide nucleic acid test will be conducted from 12:00 pm on 19 June to 12:00 pm on 21 June. All local residents and individuals staying in Macao, including those who have taken a swab within the 24 hours preceding 12:00 pm today, are required to get tested. Individuals who have recently received a COVID-19 vaccine must wait at least 24 hours from the time of leaving the vaccination venue before they can take the test. The website for booking citywide NAT sampling (https://eservice.ssm.gov.mo/allpeoplernatestbook) has been put into operation at 9:00 am today. Relevant test result will not be uploaded to the Macao Health Code, and cannot be used for immigration purposes. For the convenience of the public, there are 18 self-paid stations in place to provide paper NAT report; their test results will be uploaded to the Macao Health Code for immigration purposes, and will be counted in the citywide NAT programme. Prior booking is also required for self-paid NAT test, booking link: https://eservice.ssm.gov.mo/rnatestbook/V21/. The Centre urges the public to stay home and avoid non-essential outings. For more details, please visit: https://www.gcs.gov.mo/detail/en/N22FSuIQCY?13
19/6/2022 1:25
According to the dispatch of the Chief Executive, in accord with the assessment of the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre, Macao is at very high risk of community transmission and outbreak of COVID-19. To prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Macao and safeguard the lives and property of residents, Macao has entered the state of immediate prevention effective from 01:00 on 19 June, 2022.

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