The government today warned residents against believing in fake news circulating on social media about long lines at the border crossings. Videos such as this one have been circulating today claiming to show non-resident workers rushing to get back into Macau before Thursday, which is when new health-protection measures begin that would force them into quarantine in Zhuhai.
The government clarified at a news conference this afternoon that immigration facilities have been operating at reduced capacity and there have been so such scenes of panic at the border points. However, it noted there had been an increase in traffic yesterday compared to previous days. All arrivals, including non-resident workers, ID cardholders, and tourists, jumped to 45,000 from 25,000 the previous day, of which the majority boost came from non-resident workers, who went up from 11,000 to 21,000.