Macau casinos to re-open from 20 February

Macau casinos to re-open from 20 February

Operators can open their doors from midnight on Thursday but must adhere to certain Coronavirus measures.

Macau.- The Government of Macau has announced that the city’s 41 casinos can re-open from midnight on 20 February following the 15-day shutdown amid the on-going Coronavirus crisis.

At a press conference on Monday afternoon, The Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lei Wai Nong, confirmed that operators can re-open from Thursday.

They do have the option to apply for a 30-day extension to the closure, which must be submitted within the next two days, but after that eligible period the casino will be required to re-open.

On re-opening, casinos must adhere to certain criteria set by the government. This includes staff wearing face masks and undertaking temperature checks on staff and visitors.

Authorities also ordered non-resident workers returning to Macau from the mainland to be quarantined for 14 days before their entry.

In a bid to encourage tourists to return after Coronavirus closure, residents and tourists will not be required to enter quarantine at this stage. The number of visitors entering Macau from mainland China fell to just 1,400 on Sunday.

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