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Macau gaming workers urge cancellation of social distancing policies

Macau casinos have mantained social distancing measures since February 2020.
Macau casinos have mantained social distancing measures since February 2020.

Macau gaming workers want social distancing requirements to be scrapped as the risk of Covid-19 infections falls in the city.

Macau.- The New Macau Gaming Staff Rights Association has submitted a letter to the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau asking for the cancellation of social distancing policies.

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Macau government has imposed measures in a bid to contain the spread of the virus.

Casinos were closed for 15 days in February 2020, after which the number of gaming tables was limited to no more than half of capacity to ensure more space between tables.

Macau gaming workers want the government to ease Covid-19 restrictions further to boost gaming revenues, noting that customer flow had shown a recovery since the removal of mandatory virus tests.

Casinos have already relaxed a prohibition on players standing at gaming tables provided they are at least 1 metre (3.3 feet) apart.

Authorities have also announced that a negative Covid-19 test result is no longer needed to enter Macau’s casinos.

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