The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre announces the conclusion of the 8th round of Citywide NAT programme, which was held from 09:00 on 12 July to 18:00 on 13 July. During the period, 665,385 samples were collected; a total of 13 tubes of mixed samples have been tested positive, while the rest are negative.
Presently, arrangements have been made to carry out further testing for all persons involved in the positive mixed samples; relevant testing work is still underway.
Meanwhile, the 9th round of Citywide NAT has already begun at 09:00 today (14 July). Each participating resident will be given 10 KN95 masks; re-collection would not be available. Residents are urged to proactively cooperate with the Government, book and complete the test as soon as possible, so that potential cases can be detected in a timely manner, making it possible to block transmission chains and prevent further spread of the disease in the community.
The booking link of the Citywide NAT Programme is: https://eservice.ssm.gov.mo/allpeoplernatestbook ; relevant test results will not be displayed on the Macao Health Code, and cannot be used for immigration purposes. If necessary, citizens may click on the link at the bottom of the Macao Health Code’s homepage, or enter this link: https://eservice.ssm.gov.mo/rnachecker to inquire records and results of the citywide NATs or self-paid NATs in the recent 2 days. Sampling records can be found even if relevant results are still unavailable.
For those who get tested at self-paid NAT stations, their test results will be uploaded to the Macao Health Code for immigration purposes, and will be counted in the citywide NAT programme. Prior booking is also strictly required (link: https://eservice.ssm.gov.mo/rnatestbook/V21/ or https://app.ssm.gov.mo/prsranbook/Booking/Booking?lang=ch or https://app.ssm.gov.mo/airportprsrnabook ).
Before going to the NAT stations to get tested, the public must first perform a rapid antigen test (RAT) by themselves at home. If tested negative, go to the NAT station for sampling as scheduled. Upon entry into the NAT station, present a health code containing a RAT negative result or a photo showing a RAT negative result; otherwise, such entry would be denied.
If the RAT result is positive, regardless of whether having fever, respiratory symptoms or other discomfort, the concerned individual should call an ambulance (Tel: 119, 120 or 28572222) and report the result through the Macao Health Code. The declarant and the co-living individuals must stay home and wait patiently for being transferred to the quarantine site by the designated ambulance.