Half Of Macau's Residents So Far Tested For Covid

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  • The city-wide testing began on Monday night and the government said it would be completed in 48 hours. Photo: RTHK

    The city-wide testing began on Monday night and the government said it would be completed in 48 hours. Photo: RTHK

A Macau lawmaker says authorities have so far managed to test about half the SAR's residents in a city-wide Covid testing campaign.

It follows the discovery of four confirmed coronavirus cases among mainland renovation workers and Vietnamese labourers, who work in the same place.

Lawmaker Agnes Lam said the testing campaign had been effective and generally received public support. But there was a growing call from shuttered businesses for compensation.

"There are a lot of noises here. People want the government to compensate their loss," she said. "Even the lawmakers. I think most of our colleagues support that."

The city-wide testing began on Monday night and the government said it would be completed in 48 hours.