China COVID-19 update: No new cases in Macau or Hainan

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CHINA. New locally transmitted COVID-19 cases increased to 80 yesterday across the Mainland, as the country continues its battle to contain the worst outbreak since that in Wuhan in 2020.

As reported, one of those cases was in Hainan province, home to the booming offshore duty free industry and heavily dependent on domestic tourism.

No new cases were reported in Macau. The Special Adminstrative Region is on red alert after a handful of cases over recent weeks.

The National Health Commisson of the People’s Republic of China reported 61 cases in Jiangsu (home to the city of Nanjing, where the latest outbreak started), 9 in Hunan province, 6 in Hubei province, 1 in Inner Mongolia autonomous region, 1 in Henan province, 1 in Hainan province and 1 in Yunnan.

There were an additional 44 imported cases.

Overall local infection numbers remain low across the vast China nation while authorities in the travel retail hotspots of Hainan and Macau are working assiduously to stop any spread after a few cases in recent days. Click to enlarge.
Macau Times reports on an extraordinary 72-hour, city-wide mass-testing programme, underlining just how high the stakes are for the local tourism-driven economy. The government has not ruled out the possibility of conducting a repeat testing. Click on the image to read the full story.

As reported by our colleagues at Hainan Hinews Media Co, the local authorities have implemented strict testing and other protective measures to ensure the safety of citizens and guard the island’s vital tourism sector.

Hainan Hinews Media Co, The Moodie Davitt Report’s strategic partners on Hainan island, report on the free testing facillities that have been set up in Haikou in response to the two recent cases

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