(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) The Macao SAR Government Announces a Series of Measures to Cope with the Transition Period of Epidemic Prevention and Control

  China News Service, Macau, December 8 (Reporter Li Yanan) Ouyang Yu, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macau Special Administrative Region Government, said at the press conference of the Macau Novel Coronavirus Infection Response Coordination Center (hereinafter referred to as the "Response Coordination Center") on the 8th that the SAR government The response plan for the transitional period of epidemic prevention and control has been actively prepared, and various measures will be implemented later.

  Ouyang Yu said that in the past three years, the number of new coronary pneumonia infection cases in Macau has been relatively low.

At present, the infectivity of the virus strain is enhanced, and it is relatively easy to recover from the disease after infection. The vaccination rate in Macau exceeds 90%, and it is ready to adjust the epidemic prevention measures.

  According to reports, starting from this weekend, the SAR government will introduce a series of measures to allow citizens to prepare in a short period of time to adapt to the transitional period of epidemic prevention and control.

These tasks mainly include: accelerating the vaccination of citizens, especially the elderly; distributing anti-epidemic kits to Macao citizens in stages, distributing spare medicines and anti-epidemic materials free of charge according to people of different ages, and publishing medication guidelines and videos; launching close contact Home isolation guidelines for infected persons; setting up community clinics for infected persons, etc.

  In addition, the SAR government will also adjust a series of measures, including gradually reducing the requirements for nucleic acid testing and transitioning to simple rapid antigen testing; gradually relaxing the testing requirements for people coming to Macao from the Mainland, and adjusting the entry prevention measures for people from outside the Mainland according to the latest national policies. control measures.

  Ouyang Yu pointed out that, on the other hand, the SAR government still maintains nucleic acid testing and rapid antigen testing measures for personnel in high-risk jobs and high-risk areas, and strives to make adjustments in response to changes in the epidemic situation, so that the society and the medical system can adapt to changes in an orderly manner. It is estimated that the infected population may reach 50% to 80%. It is hoped that through orderly adjustment measures, the epidemic will be controlled without a blowout outbreak, and severe cases or death cases will be reduced as much as possible.