2 Filipinos become Macau's 32nd & 33rd COVID-19 cases

2020-03-26 23:35     Comment:0

Two non-resident workers from the Philippines became Macau's 32nd and 33rd COVID-19 cases today, the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre announced. 

A statement by the centre tonight described both cases as imported. Macau has confirmed 23 imported cases since March 15. 

The 32nd case is a 31-year-old male bakery warehouse worker living in the first-floor flat "M" of Chi Lok Building in Rua de Fernao Mendes Pinto. 

The 33rd case is a 37-year-old female hotel cleaner living in the first-floor flat "M" of Weng Luen Building in 14 Patio da Eterna Uniao. Both are friends. They took Cathay Pacific flight CX930 (seats 49D and 49E) from Manila to Hong Kong on March 17. In Hong Kong, both took a Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge "Golden Bus" to Macau where upon arrival both were ordered to go into 14-day home quarantine. 

During their home quarantine, according to the statement, both did not leave their home, had no contact with other people and stayed in a separate room. The Portuguese-language statement did not say whether they stayed in the same flat during their home quarantine.  

Both tested positive for the novel coronavirus today. The statement described their conditions as "normal". While the 32nd patient has a mild cough and a clogged nose, the 33rd patient is an asymptomatic carrier of the disease, the statement said. Both are under treatment at the isolation ward of the public Conde de S. Januario Hospital Centre. 

According to the statement, their flatmates have undergone nucleic acidic tests and will undergo 14-day medical observation at one of Macau's 10 "quarantine hotels". 

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