(Xinhua/Wang Quanchao)

Second coronavirus patient discharged

The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre Coordinator, Dr. Chang Tam Fei, revealed today that the second confirmed COVID-19 case in Macau has been discharged from hospital care.

The patient was a 21-year-old woman from Wuhan, who after 16 days of treatment showed a stable health condition, with health authorities considering she could be discharged.

The patient was the fifth confirmed case in Macau, having entered the city on January 23 through the Lotus Border in Cotai, and later admitted to the Conde S. Januario Hospital on January 25 after showing symptoms of dizziness and muscle pain.

The woman was also taken by police authorities to the border with Zhuhai.

Dr. Chang stated the woman was required to pay MOP25,000 (US$3,124) for the treatment, but with the patient stating that she did not enough money on her bank account and requesting a delay to the payment, promising to pay in the next 30 days.

Eight confirmed cases remain in medical isolation at the moment in Macau, two local residents and six Hubei residents.

No new confirmed cases were reported for the last eight days.

There are also currently 96 Macau residents in Hubei province, with local health authorities having already dispatched medications to those residents.

[To be updated]