24-hour COVID-19 test required to cross border from Zhuhai

The Zhuhai-Macau joint prevention and control mechanism task force announced that starting from 6 am on Sunday (January 16),  people entering Macau coming from Zhuhai will need to present a negative COVID-19 test certificate with a 24-hour validity. Authorities on Thursday had imposed a 48-hour validity nucleic acid test requirement. 

The move announced on Saturday evening comes as Zhuhai health authorities reported a newlocally transmitted COVID-19 case, a close contact of one Omicron variant case reported on Friday.

\Over the past two days, Zhuhai registered two new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and six asymptomatic carriers.  

Meanwhile. Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng has joined a videoconference with Zhuhai authorities do review a videoconference to review COVID-19 response and epidemic-control work.