Macau reports first covid-19 case since June. Macau has reported its 47th case of COVID-19 and the first since June after a passenger on one of two flights returning residents home on Thursday tested positive upon arrival.
According to a statement issued by the government overnight, the passenger in question is a 43-year-old female who traveled from Dubai to Singapore before landing in Tokyo where she took the return flight back to Macau.
The passenger, although asymtomatic tested positive to two rapid nucleic acid tests as required for all passengers and crew. The woman was then sent to Macau’s Conde de S. Januário Hospital and is now in isolation, as are eight passengers seated nearby who are awaiting the results of further tests.
A total of 109 passengers were reported to have been on the two Air Macau flights, with the rest transported on Thursday to Grand Coloane Resort to begin their 21-day mandatory hotel quarantine. As per new government guidelines, they will also be required to undergo an additional seven days of “self-health management.”
[image: Macau Photo Agency]