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Macao confirms first case of virus

By He Shusi in Hong Kong | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-01-22 13:24

Macao government on Wednesday morning announced its first confirmed case of the Wuhan pneumonia. The patient is a 52-year-old female traveler from Wuhan.

In a press conference, Macao's Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Ao Leong-Iu said the patient passed the infrared ray temperature check at port, and sought doctor for sore throat after spending about two days in a gambling house.

The patient was confirmed with having the new coronavirus on Tuesday evening. She and her two fellow travelers have been placed under quarantine.

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