Shanghai Airport Authority donates disease prevention materials to local airport

The Shanghai Airport Authority has donated personal protective equipment, health masks, goggles and gloves to the Macau International Airport, the company responsible for the airport management announced.

The number of flights and visitors passing through the local airport has decreased considerably as part of efforts to contain the number of imported Covis-19 cases in the city.

In the first two months of 2020, visitor arrivals to the city dropped by 56.9 per cent year-on-year to slightly more than 3 million.

Currently, only residents and non-resident workers from Greater China can enter Macau and since March 25 anyone included in this group who in the past 14 days has passed through overseas countries, Hong Kong or Taiwan has to be subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine in designated hotels.

Local health authorities have indicated yesterday that they have communicated with airlines to suspend routes from areas that could lead passengers to either be refused entry or to medical observation. Transit flights have also been cancelled.

Macau International Airport Co. Ltd. has indicated to MNA previously that there are currently only three airlines operating flights to Beijing, Chengdu, Jinjiang, Nanning, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Nanjing, Taiyuan, Xiamen, Taipei, Kaohsiung, Bangkok and Singapore.