Macau spends $6m on quarantine hotels
Government has so far spent more than $9m on fighting Covid-19.
Macau.- The Macau government has already spent more than US$6million on the use of 12 hotels designated as quarantine venues since the start of the Coronavirus outbreak.
Although non-residents have to pay U$S700 for their 14-day medical observation period, quarantine in hotels is free for Macau residents.
Director of the Macao Government Tourism Office, Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, told legislators yesterday that the authority had so far spent almost U$S9million fighting Covid-19.
Significant funds have also been spent on sending buses to Hong Kong International Airport to transport returning Macau residents back home.
Three hotels were removed from the quarantine list. According to Inside Asian Gaming, all guests in the Regency Art Hotel and Treasure Hotel have now finished their 14-day quarantine and the two hotels will reopen to the public after disinfection and cleaning.
As of 7 April, a total of 1,469 people are still undergoing quarantine in Macau’s nine designated hotels.