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Macau casino workers ordered to wear masks

Macau casino workers ordered to wear masks

The decision was taken to prevent the spread of the deadly Wuhan Coronavirus, which has killed 26 people and infected more than 830

Macau.- Following the two cases of viral pneumonia confirmed in Macau, the city’s Health Bureau has now ordered all casino workers to wear respiratory face masks.

Macau’s gaming regulator, the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ), released a statement saying the decision was made under provisions of Law No. 2/2004 on the Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases.

The decision was taken to prevent the spread of the deadly Wuhan Coronavirus, which has killed 26 people and infected more than 830. It has spread from mainland China to at least seven other countries including Singapore and the United States of America.  

“During the Lunar New Year, DICJ inspectors will be stationed at the casinos to monitor the admission and operation of the casinos for 24 hours, and will continue to review various epidemic prevention measures of gaming companies,” it said.

Before this order, the DICJ asked gaming operators to monitor the temperature of visitors entering their casinos to prevent more cases of the virus.

Concern is growing after two confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Macau: a 66-year-old from Wuhan in China’s Hubei province that entered Macau on Wednesday afternoon and a 52-year-old businesswoman from Wuhan who had spent two days at the New Orient Landmark casino hotel.

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