And they indicated in a statement that the ban, imposed to “reduce the potential risk associated with the COVID-19 virus to public health” in the Chinese Special Administrative Region, will be in effect until the 23rd of this month.
The health services specify that “between 00:00 [16:00 do dia anterior em Lisboa] From January 9 to 23:59 [15:59 em Lisboa] On January 23, 2022: Prohibit the transportation of personnel by civil aircraft from areas outside the mainland to Macau.”
In the same note, they added that this requirement “does not exclude the requirements for combating other epidemics.”
In recent days, the authorities have registered two Omicron cases of novel coronavirus in residents who arrived in Macau from abroad.
All of these cases were detected in people who had been in mandatory quarantine for at least 21 days.
And Hong Kong announced a similar ban for travelers on flights from eight countries (Australia, Canada, the United States, France, the Philippines, India, Pakistan and the United Kingdom) starting from Saturday and for a period of 14 days.
Macau has recorded 79 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the epidemic, closed borders to foreigners and imposed mandatory quarantine on arrival for up to 35 days in hotels designated by health authorities.
Covid-19 has caused 5,456,207 deaths worldwide since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest report from AFP.
In Portugal, since March 2020, 19,029 people have died and 149,976 cases of infection have been recorded, according to data from the Directorate General of Health today.
The respiratory disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which was discovered in late 2019 in Wuhan, central China, and currently with variants identified in several countries.
A new species, micron, which is considered alarming and highly contagious by the World Health Organization (WHO), has been discovered in South Africa, but since South African health authorities raised the alert on November 24, hair infections have been reported. 110 countries, being dominant in Portugal.
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