The government’s Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre announced Wednesday night that with effect from midday Thursday all those who have been to Norway within the past 14 days prior to their entry into Macau must undergo a medical examination upon arrival here, considering that the epidemic in the Nordic country is getting more serious.
The government has set up two medical examination posts, one at the Macau Forum complex in Zape and the other at the Taipa Ferry Terminal. Border checkpoint arrivals are taken on designated buses to the medical examination posts for a medical examination which takes six to eight hours. Those arriving on the peninsula are usually taken to Macau Forum, while the remainder are taken to the Taipa Ferry Terminal.
Since February 20, visitors who have been to Beijing, Chongqing, Guangdong, Henan, Shanghai or Zhejiang within the past 14 days prior to their entry into Macau must undergo a medical examination. The medical examination measure also covers local parallel traders who cross any of the Macau-Zhuhai border checkpoints “an abnormal number of times” per day.
Unlike the medical examination measure for the six provinces and municipalities on the mainland which only covers visitors and local parallel traders, all local residents who have been to Norway are subject to the medical examination measure announced Wednesday night.