Macau has recorded four more local cases of COVID, although authorities have not given indication that the discovery could prompt another lockdown or mass testing event.

However, one of the infected individuals is a taxi driver, which has prompted authorities to test all taxi drivers in the SAR, starting from Monday.

The new community cases are linked to the taxi driver, with no indication yet that they were connected to any of the city’s integrated resorts.

Authorities are further investigating the cases and have placed a number of groups under observation, namely the residential blocks where the infected individuals reside.

Following a surge in recent cases in the neighboring mainland Chinese province of Guangdong, and nationwide, authorities have been on high alert for a local outbreak.

However, control measures have been much more localized, compared to Macau’s previous mass testing events and casino closures, and Macau’s Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture says new control measures aim to minimize the impact on businesses and the population overall.