CHINA Macao SAR gov't to buy 1.4 mln COVID-19 vaccines for all residents

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Macao SAR gov't to buy 1.4 mln COVID-19 vaccines for all residents

Xinhua

07:10, September 29, 2020

The Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) government will buy 1.4 million doses of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines for all Macao residents, the SAR's COVID-19 response center said in Macao on Monday.

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The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center of the Macao SAR told the press that the vaccines will be sent to Macao in different batches, and certain groups such as senior residents, patients with chronic diseases and people working in anti-pandemic frontlines will get vaccinated with priority.

The first batch of COVID-19 vaccines is enough to cover all those priority groups, whose number is estimated at 150,000, the response center added.

As of Monday, Macao never has COVID-19 community transmission, and no confirmed local case has been reported for 183 consecutive days and no imported case has been reported for 94 consecutive days.

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