From this week the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre will reschedule its regular press conferences to every Monday and Thursday, announced Health Bureau’s (SSM) Control of Communicable Diseases and Surveillance of Diseases Department Coordinator Leong Iek Hou on Monday.
This change from the hitherto three press conferences per week every Monday, Wednesday and Friday has been made as Macao’s COVID-19 epidemic has been constantly easing.
In journalese, press conferences are known as “pressers”.
Macao has not recorded a new COVID-19 case for 52 days, while no local case has been confirmed in 141 days.
Meanwhile, Lau Fong Chi, who heads the Public Relations Division of the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), said that the booking of the city’s various “quarantine hotels” has so far cost the government some MOP 85 million (US$10.66 million), of which MOP 42 million has already been paid.