About 500 eligible cross-border students and accompanying persons have been allowed to return to Zhuhai for home isolation in the past two days, authorities indicated.
The sudden reversal of the scheduled easing of entry restrictions for people entering Zhuhai via Macau on October 4 led to more than 1,000 cross-border students and some parents being left stranded in Macau and unable to return without having to complete a 14-day quarantine.
The Education and Youth Development Bureau have indicated that Zhuhai authorities have now allowed the 500 eligible cross-border students under the age of 14 and accompanying persons to return between October 11 and 12, under the condition that they complete 14 days of home isolation and if their living environment meets the requirements of epidemic prevention and control after verification by the Resident Committee in Zhuhai.
Starting from 9:00am on October 11 onwards, about 260 eligible cross-border students and their parents departed for Zhuhai via Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Port in batches after completing the nucleic acid testing.
After arriving in Zhuhai, the relevant students and their parents were sent to the designated hotel by special vehicles for taking the nucleic acid testing again.
After the result was obtained, the District Committee would send them back to their residence for 14 days of home quarantine.
Students’ absence related to home quarantine will be excluded from being counted as absences and appropriate tutorials will be provided to them after returning to school.
As of today are still more than 500 cross-border students staying in Macau.