Macau-HK border negotiations ongoing

Negotiations continue despite Hong Kong extending quarantine.
Negotiations continue despite Hong Kong extending quarantine.

Macau says Hong Kong’s extension of 14-day quarantine measures until August 7 has not stopped negotiations.

Macau.- The SAR government has confirmed negotiations with officials from Hong Kong over the relaxation of borders restrictions are still ongoing.

Hong Kong has extended the 14-day quarantine requirement for visitors arriving from mainland China, Macau and Taiwan.

This decision as Macau, Hong Kong and Guangdong province were designing a health code to allow travellers to move more freely in the area.

IAG reports that officials of the Macau SAR government have denied that the extension of quarantine measures means an end to negotiations and that they are still ongoing.

According to Macau Daily, Dr. Alvis Lo Iek Long, a clinical director of the public Conde S. Januário Hospital Centre, said at a press conference on Wednesday that travel restrictions in the area should remain in place until a vaccine is developed against Covid-19.

He said visitors should be allowed to move freely in the region without presenting a nucleic acid test, only once a vaccine is available.

Casinos and hotels in the area are desperately waiting for the easing of restrictions in order to recover from the economic impact. Experts have said that even nearby tourism could aid recovery.

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