Macau’s Director of Health Services, Alvis Lo Ek Long, has confirmed that submission of a vaccination certificate or a negative test for COVID-19 will not be mandatory for school enrollment. The new health code app with tracking function has already been downloaded 40,000 times
Alvis Le Ek Long, Director of Health Services (SSM) confirmed yesterday that although the age group between 3 and 11 years is included in the group eligible for covid-19 vaccination, presentation of a certificate of vaccination or a negative result in a DNA test, will not be mandatory on the Children go to school.
China’s TDM-Radio Macao quoted the official as saying that schools by their nature could not follow the example of public service, but the increase in vaccination requirements would be welcome as long as it did not conflict with the principle of voluntary.
We cannot impose such restrictions on the level of vaccination, thus preventing children [não vacinadas] to go to school,” the director of the SSM noted, referring to students of non-tertiary education.
It should be noted that the Administration and Civil Services (SAFP) guidelines currently state that all civil servants must provide evidence of vaccination or a DNA test with a negative result taken in the past seven days.
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