More than 9,700 non-resident workers from Zhuhai entered Macau today, as measures to ease border restrictions with the neighbouring Chinese city came into force.
The information was provided by the Macau authorities during the daily press conference on Covid-19.
Starting from 6:00am today, non-resident workers who reside in Zhuhai or hold a residence card in that city were able to enter the territory without having to undergo the mandatory 14-day quarantine.
These workers must hold a negative nucleic acid test certificate or sample collection certificate for the nucleic acid test that reports to the past seven days, issued by qualified institutions, recognized by the health authority or the city of Zhuhai.
As for the date of entry of the remaining non-resident workers, the Macau Government asked for patience and that “step by step, in a phased and gradual manner” the situation may change.
“The risk is not so high in the city of Zhuhai”, compared to other countries and regions, justified the authorities.
At the same press conference, local authorities announced that primary classes for students from the first to the sixth year will resume, in a phased manner, until June 1, after about three months suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This decision comes on the day that classes started again for students from the seventh to the ninth grade and one week after they started classes for secondary school students.
Macau is now 33 days without new confirmed cases of Covid-19 and of the 45 infected since the outbreak began, only three remain under treatment.
Globally, according to a report by the AFP news agency, the Covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 280,000 deaths and infected more than four million people in 195 countries and territories.