The Macau government announced tonight the city’s 27th and 28th novel coronavirus cases.
According to a statement by the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre
The 27th patient is a 28-year-old male Macau resident who returned to Macau from the United Kingdom. On March 22, he took the Macau Tourism Crisis Management Office’s chartered bus from the Hong Kong International Airport to Macau via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge.
The 28th patient is an 18-year-old male Macau resident studying in the United Kingdom who returned to Macau via Macao Airport on March 22.
The two went to a designated hotel for medical observation according to existing measures. The nasopharyngeal swab test was performed by the medical staff on Tuesday. The sample results of both patients came back positive for the novel coronavirus.
Both are currently in normal condition and are at the isolation ward of the Conde de São Januário Hospital Centre.
Macau’s 28 confirmed COVID-19 cases includes 10 patients – seven tourists from Wuhan and three locals – who have been discharged from hospital. The other 18 cases, all of them imported, have been confirmed since March 15.
Macau’s first novel coronavirus case was registered on January 22.