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COVID-19: Quarantine for 855 bus passengers

At least 855 people will be quarantined for having routes that coincide with the bus trips taken by the two security guards diagnosed with COVID-19, the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre announced

“Eight hundred and fifty-five people took the same buses and are now gradually moving to the temporary station at the Pac On terminal. ”, said Leong Iek Hong Leong Iek Hou, coordinator of the bureau’s Control of Communicable Diseases and Surveillance of Diseases Department.

Authorities hope to contact all these passengers by this Monday night, also appealing to those who traveled on those buses during that period and was not contacted to inform the services.

All these people traveled on one of the six bus routes – numbers 25B, 26A, 33, 37, 101X and MT1 – used at different times by the two infected security guards between the 19th and 24th.

These two cases of COVID-19 were reported on Friday night and on Saturday morning respectively. Cases number 65 and 66 are of security guards working at Golden Crown China Hotel. These cases are related to a previous one confirmed on Friday, of a 31-year-old male resident of Turkish nationality who tested positive for COVID-19 in a nucleic acid test carried out Thursday night and had arrived in Macau, via Singapore, from Turkey, on September 18th. All three cases are of the COVID-19 Delta variant.