Two Macau close contacts of Zhongshan Covid-19 case test negative

*By Therese Tu

Two Macau citizens, classified as close contacts of the newly confirmed Covid-19 case in Zhongshan, have tested negative for COVID-19  today (Thursday).

The Health Bureau will send the two close contacts to the Public Health Clinical Centre for medical observation.

One close contact, a 45-year-old mainland male, is a nurse at Mengfai Caritas Nursing Home. The other one, a 59-year-old female Macau resident, is a childcare worker at Creche Fong Chong in Taipa. 

Both of them attended a banquet in Zhongshan on January 9, where the newly confirmed case was found.

The two returned to Macau on January 9 after the banquet and went to work on January 10, 11, and 12. The Health Bureau is now contacting 9 people living together with them, 87 people from the same nursery and 145 people in the nursing home.

The 87 people from the creche will be arranged to hotels for medical observation with young kids being accompanied by one parent; while the 145 people from Mengfai Caritas Nursing Home remain at the same place for medical observation.