Arrangements on periodic NAT testing of residents in yellow-coded zones after downgrade of typhoon signal no.8

The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre (hereinafter referred to as “the Centre”) states that, after typhoon signal no.8 is removed, special NAT sampling sites will be set up at the following locations for residents in yellow-coded zones.

  1. Kiang Wu Hospital
    Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 09:00-17:00;
  2. Macao Federation of Trade Unions Workers Stadium
    Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 10:00-20:00;
  3. Coloane Residents Association
    Opening hours: 16:00-20:00 on the dates specified in the following paragraph only.

The Centre underlines that, people in the Yellow Code Zones are subject to periodic testing on Days 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 11 and 14 (i.e. on 7, 8, 9, 11, 14, 17 and 20 October). If all tests in the 14-day period are confirmed as negative, relevant zones can be unblocked, and the health code of people in such zones will become green. The elderly, immobile persons or those in need may call the Social Welfare Bureau hotline at 28261126 or seek personnel at relevant prevention and control zones for assistance, and specific arrangement will be made by the Health Bureau.

It is emphasized that, should a person in a yellow-coded zone fail to submit to the testing within the specified period for two consecutive times, his/her health code will become red, and such person will be subject to mandatory isolation.

Apart from the above, anyone who believes they are at risk of COVID-19 infection may book a free nucleic acid test via this link ( Sampling locations are at the Macao Forum and Pac On Ferry Terminal. Results of such tests are for screening purpose only, and will not be displayed on the Macao Health Code for border crossing purpose.

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