Macau finalises Covid-19 testing of casino workers

Casinos are expecting larger visitation numbers when the IVS system is extended in mainland China.
Casinos are expecting larger visitation numbers when the IVS system is extended in mainland China.

Over 53,000 frontline workers have been tested with no new new Covid-19 cases have been reported in over two months.  

Macau.- With no Covid-19 cases reported in over two months, Macau’s health authorities have finished testing the city’s frontline casino workers.

Over 53,000 casino workers have been tested since June 15, including croupiers and security officers.  

Casinos are expecting visitation numbers to gradually pick up as more locations in mainland China begin to issue permits under the individual visit scheme (IVS). Zhuhai and Guangdong provinces began taking visa applications on August 12 and August 26 respectively.

The rest of the country will follow at the end of this month provided there are no changes in the numbers of cases.   

Authorities are now looking to test frontline workers in the local food & beverage sector, and will later turn to public transport drivers.

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