The Macau Health Bureau (SS) advises residents arriving from other countries to stay at home in voluntary quarantine for seven days and immediately consult a doctor if influenza symptoms arise, according to a text message sent yesterday to locals.
The bureau also advises locals with flu symptoms to “use a face mask and go to the doctor”.
Although several suspected cases have been identified over the last few weeks, until Friday no one was tested positive for influenza type A (H1N1).
Macau has adopted a series of actions regarding border control, public services, schools and hospitals in order to detect any cases of influenza.
With thousands of visitors crossing Macau's borders and many residents travelling outside, the Health Bureu issued several health warnings to be followed by local residents and tourists.