All the fish vendors in the city’s wet markets have undergone a one-off nucleic acid test (NAT), involving 818 people in total, and none of them tested positive for the novel coronavirus, announced Alvis Lo Iek Long during Friday’s press conference about Macao’s novel coronavirus situation.
Lo also said that those engaging in the delivery and wholesale of frozen foods, involving about 700 people, have undergone a one-off nucleic acid test, and all of them have tested negative for COVID-19.
Lo pointed out that in line with the latest development of Macao’s COVID-19 situation, the local government has so far arranged for those working in seven sectors to undergo a one-off COVID-19 test, namely 1) school teaching staff before the resumption of in-class teaching, 2) social service facility staff members, 3) fisherfolks, 4) those in the frozen food sector, 5) fish vendors, 6) immigration officers, and 7) some of the city’s casino frontline workers.
Lo said that for the next step the local government plans to arrange for public transport drivers and restaurants employees to undergo a one-off COVID-19 test.
Lo also pointed out that cross-border drivers, cargo vessel and aeroplane crew members have been tested for COVID-19 regularly.
Macao has not recorded a new COVID-19 case for 44 days, while no local case has been confirmed for 133 days. All of Macao’s 46 COVID-19 patients have been discharged from hospital.