Macau casinos require employees to vaccinate against Covid-19

The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau has intensified its inspections at casinos.
The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau has intensified its inspections at casinos.

Casino operators in Macau have said that all employees must be vaccinated against Covid-19 or hold a negative test certificate, issued within seven days.

Macau.- As authorities in Macau continue to face the outbreak of Covid-19 cases that put an end to October Golden Week expectationscasino operators have said employees must either get vaccinated or show negative Covid-19 tests to be able to work.

The measure was taken after Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) intensified its inspections at casinos to ensure Covid-19 countermeasures are being followed. According to local media reports, the measure will be implemented later this month and employees will have to pay for the tests if they don’t get vaccinated.

Macau health authorities have recently confirmed they will maintain a zero Covid-19 policy until vaccination rates in the city reach 80 to 90 per cent. For now, only 59 per cent of Macau’s population has been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Macau cancels third gaming law consultation session

Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) has reported that the third scheduled meeting for the public consultation on gaming laws has been cancelled due to safety reasons after authorities have raised the city’s warning signal to No. 8 due to Typhoon Kompasu.

It’s the third public consultation session to be cancelled. The first session scheduled for September 27 and the second scheduled for October 9 were cancelled due to Covid-19 cases in Macau. 

Lei Wai Nong, secretary for economy and finance, has said that the schedule for the consultation would continue for the planned 45 days. It is unknown if the sessions will be rescheduled.

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