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Macao to begin mass COVID-19 testing amid locally transmitted cases

Macao to begin mass COVID-19 testing amid locally transmitted cases

File photo. People wear masks as they walk near Ruins of St Paul’s on Feb 5, 2020. (Photo: Reuters/Tyrone Siu)

Macao's government said on Sunday (Jun 19) it would begin mass COVID-19 testing for all residents after locally transmitted coronavirus cases were found overnight.

Local media in the gambling hub said 12 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases were found.

Various control measures have been taken, including closing schools, parks, museums and sports facilities starting on Sunday, to reduce crowds gathering, the government said.

People leaving Macao must also hold a certificate of negative nucleic acid test results within 24 hours for customs clearance, it said.

 

Source: Reuters/ga

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