Macau: more inspections of casino Covid-19 measures

Casino Oceanus closed for disinfection.
Casino Oceanus closed for disinfection.

The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau has intensified its inspections at casinos in a bid to ensure epidemic prevention measures are in place and are being followed.

Macau.- Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) has intensified its inspections at casinos to ensure Covid-19 countermeasures are being followed. The DICJ said it would make regular checks, inspecting entrances, gaming areas, and gaming machine rooms. It said it would check cleaning and disinfection and health codes.

Until now the temporary closure of entertainment venues in Macau due to local cases of Covid-19 has not affected gaming floors, but Casino Oceanus closed for disinfection after a customer was found to have tested positive for Covid-19.

Zero Covid-19 policy

Macau health authorities have confirmed they will maintain a zero Covid-19 policy until vaccination rates in the city reach 80 to 90 per cent.

Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre coordinator Dr. Leong Lek Hou said: “Some countries or regions already have changed to a policy of learning how to co-exist with the virus. We have researched this issue, everyone in the world wants to learn how to live with the virus.

“Therefore in order to co-exist with the virus, we need to have a high inoculation rate. Many countries and regions that have adopted this policy already have vaccination rates above 80 or 90 per cent or have most of their elderly population vaccinated.”

Only 54 per cent of Macau residents arefully vaccinated, with the lowest rates amongst the elderly population.

See also: Macau casino operators reminded to have Covid-19 contingency plans

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