Macau says arrivals from India, Pakistan and the Philippines to face 28 days of hotel quarantine

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Macaus New Coronavirus Contingency Coordination Center announced on Sunday that all individuals who have been in India, Pakistan and the Philippines in the previous 28 days will be required to undergo a mandatory 28-day quarantine in one of Macaus designated quarantine hotels upon arrival.

The decision follows a surge in cases in all three countries in recent weeks, with India reporting more than 14.8 million cases since the start of the pandemic including 260,000 cases on Sunday alone. The Philippines reported 10,098 new cases on Sunday while Pakistan recorded its highest single day tally of new cases this year on Saturday with 6,127.

Anyone arriving in Macau from India, Pakistan or the Philippines will not only have to undergo 28 days of hotel quarantine but undergo a further seven days of self-health management in their place of residence.

Violators will be subject to extended isolation measures in addition to any criminal liability that may apply, the Center said.