Gov’t to consider increasing nucleic acid test result validity to 14 days – Legislator

Legislator Ho Ion Sang has indicated after a meeting today (Thursday) with Chief Executive, Ho Iat Seng, that local authorities are considering a proposal to extend the validity period for a nucleic acid test result from the current seven days to 14 days, TDM Radio reported.

The proposal was made during a meeting between General Union of Neighbourhood Associations of Macau (UGAMM) representatives and the CE, with the community group suggesting that with the current stable pandemic situation the validity period could be increased.

Macau has not reported any new novel coronavirus cases for more than 100 consecutive days.

Currently, a negative nucleic acid test is a necessary requirement for several activities, including to leave or enter the SAR or even to enter local gaming areas.

However, since the current result displayed in the local health code is only valid for seven days after which another test is required, residents have called for the validity period to be raised.

Ho Iat Seng was also said to have indicated to the UGAMM represnetatives that with several Covid-19 vaccine candidates are currently undergoing phase 3 clinical trials, authorities are planning to purchase two vaccines per each citizen after a successful vaccine is established.