Lawmaker Agnes Lam, taking cues from mainland China, suggests that the government allows the use of Macau ID cards or Macau Pass cards to replace the Health Code for individuals who do not have or know how to use smart devices. She cited registration figures for the consumption subsidy to prove that smart devices are not as popular as the government thought – about 56% of locals opted for the physical Macau Pass card even if mobile payment platforms offered extra benefits.
Disease control measures continue to tighten
Entrants who fly directly to Macau from Wenzhou City of Zhejiang Province are now required to bear negative Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction test results issued within 72 hours prior to their flights in order to board. Those who have been to Wanchuan Town, Pingyang County, Wenzhou City, in the 14 preceding days shall be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival in Macau. Travelers are reminded that 14 days of quarantine-upon-arrival will be levied at those who have been to certain areas in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Foshan, Mouming and Zhanjiang, all in Guangdong Province.
Foreign lizard species spotted in Coloane
Following days of resident sightings of an American species of lizard in Coloane Hilltop, the Municipal Affairs Bureau conducted an operation and managed to catch the lizard. The reptile measures 1.3 meters in length and weighs 2.9 kg. It has been relocated to the bureau’s property for quarantine after being checked by a veterinarian. It was of poor health condition and lean body. It also suffers from skin problems and oral ulcers, among other health conditions. The bureau reminds pet keepers to unleash their pets in a responsible manner, otherwise the animal may impact the biodiversity of Macau.