The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre annnounced tonight Macau’s 20th novel coronavirus (COVID-19) case, a 20-year-old local resident studying in Warwick, UK.
According to a statement by the centre, the man departed on March 16 on British Airways flight BA27 (seat 64B) from London’s Heathrow Airport to Hong Kong, where he arrived on the following day.
From there, he took a taxi to the Hong Kong border checkpoint of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB) and continued his trip to Macau on a “Golden Bus”.
Upon arrival, he was taken from the Macau border checkpoint to the Golden Crown China Hotel for 14-day medical observation required for all those arriving from a foreign country.
After tests conducted Sunday confirmed his COVID-19 infection, he was transferred from the hotel to the isolation ward of the Conde de S. Januário Hospital Centre.
The statement described his condition as “normal, showing no signs of illness whatsoever.”
The patient is a Portuguese citizen.
Macau’s 20 confirmed COVID-19 cases include 10 patients – seven tourists from Wuhan and three locals – who have been discharged from hospital. Ten cases, all of them imported, have been confirmed since last Sunday (March 15).
Macau’s first novel coronavirus case was diagnosed on January 22.