Macau Government announces South Korea as an area of high epidemic incidence

24 February 2020

The Macau government announced that starting on Monday, all residents and tourists who have been in South Korea in the last 14 days shall be subject to medical examinations in clinical posts set up for this purpose in the Macau peninsula and on Taipa Island.

The measure comes after the government announced it considers South Korea as an area of a high incidence of the COVID-19 epidemic.

The decision was made after 703 cases and six deaths were recorded in South Korea and the government in Seoul declared high alert to combat COVID-19.

Air links between South Korea and Macau have been suspended.

Flights to Taiwan are suspended and air connections from Macau to Mainland China, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam have been reduced.

On 20 February the Macau health authorities announced they consider the provinces of Guangdong, Henan and Zhejiang, and the cities of Beijing, Chongqing, and Shanghai as areas of high epidemic incidence.

This measure means that all Macau residents and tourists coming from these provinces and cities are required to undergo medical examinations on arrival in Macau. (Macauhub)