Strict measures in place after two Macao visitors test positive
Those leaving Zhuhai airport, intercity MRT stations, and coach depots had to present a green health QR code and negative nucleic acid test result taken within 48 hours starting Aug 4 while lockdowns and restrictions were put into effect in downtown areas.
Meanwhile, all the movie theaters and similar entertainment venues had to suspend business temporarily after two visiting Macao residents' test results came back positive on Tuesday.
Press conference [Photo by Chen Jiazhe / Zhuhai Media Group]
A 14-day lockdown was imposed Tuesday on Kangzhiyuan, Xianyijie (Port Market outlet), Xianduoduo, and Vegetable Basket (downstairs of Friendship Hotel) supermarkets, Wisense Laboratory's nucleic acid sample collection site at Gongbei Check-in, Madeli Cake Shop, Feizai Xinglong Pot-Stewed Fowl, Yuan's Dumplings, and Uncle Seven Noodles in Yingbin Residential Community; Haijingyinshe Photo Studio in Lingnan Residential Community; and Xianyijie Supermarket (Zhongzhu Building outlet), Minshengtang Drugstore, ZTO Express, YTO Express at Building 8 of Qiaoguang Garden, and Cainiao Network Station in Qiaoguang Residential Community.
Furthermore, Building 22 of Yuehai International Garden on Guofang Road, Building 135 of Huafa New Town Phase IV off Zhuhai Avenue in Nanping, Unit 2 of Building 2 of Gree City on West Shihua Road, and Unit 1 of Building 6 of Huaning Garden on Yuehua Road were also put under 14-day enclosed management.
The area north of Changsheng Road, west of Shuiwan Road, south of East Yuehai Road, and east of South Guihua Road in Gongbei Subdistrict, Xiangzhou may be entered but not exited for a tentative seven-day period, and those there are prohibited from gathering.
Residents in Gongbei Subdistrict must avoid unnecessary travel beyond commuting between home and work.
As of Wednesday noon, 593 close contacts had been identified and put under quarantine. From 8 pm Aug 3 to 8 pm Aug 4, Zhuhai had carried out mass screening on 2.244 million residents. All the 647,600 nucleic acid test results came out negative while results for the rest were awaited, reported by Deputy Mayor Yan Wu at an Aug 4 press conference.
In addition, citywide cinemas, entertainment venues, business sites of internet access services, and performance venues (including those in scenic spots), beauty salons, bathing centers are temporarily closed.
The abovementioned epidemic control measures are subject to dynamic changes. Locals are advised not to leave the city unless necessary and pay attention to personal protection by reducing gatherings and travel, wearing facial masks, cleaning hands frequently, and practicing social distancing.