(Xinhua/Zhang Chenlin)

Nucleic acid test price reduced by MOP10

Health authorities have indicated today (Thursday) that the price per nucleic acid test at the Macao Forum and Pac On testing areas will be reduced by MOP10 to MOP80.

The decrease – to be enforced tomorrow – comes after resident complaints concerning increased expenses following the imposition of a 48-hour valid negative certificate requirement to cross the border with Guangdong.

Over 17,000 nucleic acid test were carried out in the SAR just yesterday, the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre said today (Thursday).

Health Bureau Vaccination Coordinator Tai Wa Hou also noted that authorities were in discussions with private entities to attempt to reduce their prices.