EPA/How Hwee Young

Two new Covid-19 cases brings total to 33

Macau’s authorities on Thursday announced two more cases of Covid-19 infection, bringing the number of infected to 33 since the outbreak of the new¬†coronavirus.

The two cases are a 31-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman, non-resident Filipino workers, the New Coronavirus Contingency Coordination Centre reported in a statement.

On 17 March 17, the two took Cathay Pacific Airways flight CX930 (Seat 49D and 49E) departing from the Philippines (Manila) to Hong Kong, the statement said.

The two were then transported from the former British colony to Macau via the institutionalised transport service provided by the territory’s authorities.

“According to the measures in force at the time, they were sent to home isolation for a period of 14 days by the health service inspectors at the border post,” the authorities pointed out, adding that neither of the two had any symptoms.

“During home isolation, these patients did not work or leave using a separate room for isolation, they had no contact with other people,” the Centre reported.

On Thursday, the two Filipinos tested positive for pneumonia caused by the new type of coronavirus.