Macau begins testing casino staff for Covid-19

Untested staff can still work for now but eventually all staff will be tested.
Untested staff can still work for now but eventually all staff will be tested.

Testing will be carried out in phases with health authorities expecting to reach every frontline casino worker.

Macau.- The Health Bureau’s (SSM) Control of Communicable Diseases and Surveillance of Diseases Department has announced Covid-19 testing has begun for frontline casino workers.

Tests will be administered in stages, although authorities are negotiating with Macau’s six largest operators with the aim of carrying out tests on all frontline workers, including dealers, cage workers and security guards, Macau News reported.

Untested staff are still allowed to start working for now, but the Bureau expects to eventually test all staff.

The bureau says it has also dedicated more staff to check safety measures at casinos are being followed.

The latest measures announced to ease travel restrictions also suggest that casino players and guests must present negative nucleic acid test (NAT) certificates and a green Macau health code on entry and have a temperature check on entering.

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