Alvis Lo Iek Long, a clinical director of the public Conde de São Januário Hospital Centre, said during Monday’s press conference that the government advises residents to continue to wear a facemask when out and about for the time being, despite the fact that Macao’s COVID-19 epidemic has eased for a long time.
Lo said that wearing a facemask in Macao was still be required for the time being as the normal movement of people between Macao and the mainland is gradually resuming. Lo said that due to the situation, the Macao government was urging residents to continue wearing a facemask, stick to social distancing and wash their hands regularly so as to reduce the possible risk of COVID-19 infection.
Lo underlined that the local government would possibly amend its guidelines concerning the circumstances under which residents should wear a facemask in the future, in line with the latest development of Macao’s COVID-19 situation and the ongoing restoration of the normal operation of Macao’s civil society.
Macao has not recorded a new COVID-19 case for 59 days, while no local case has been confirmed in 148 days.