Medical team members heading to Wuhan to reinforce hospitals fighting the coronavirus outbreak. EPA

Sixth pneumonia virus case confirmed in Macau

The sixth new imported case of novel coronavirus infection in Macau was confirmed today as a 15-year-old male resident of Wuhan city.

The youngest to be infected so far is the son of the fourth case diagnosed in Macau, revealed the Heath Bureau.

“The patient has no fever or cough at the moment and after medical observation and routine tests performed, the results were positive for the new coronavirus. The current situation is normal and will be admitted to the hospital for treatment and isolation,” according to a statement on the Government Information Bureau (GCS).

According to the Health Department, test results done on the father and younger brother of the patient with whom he travelled to Macau were negative. Nevertheless, they will be sent to the Coloane Public Health Clinical Center for the purpose of isolated medical observation.

The Government announced on Sunday a new round of control measures.

With effect from Monday (27 January), visitors from Hubei Province – and visitors that have been to Hubei Province within the previous 14 days – would be denied permission to enter Macau unless they “present a valid certificate confirming they were free of infection from the novel coronavirus”.

Hong Kong also confirmed a sixth confirmed case.

China’s National Health Commission said on Monday that in addition to 2,744 confirmed infections nationwide — an increase of 769 — there were nearly 6,000 suspected cases and more than 30,000 people under medical observation.

MNA with AFP