Macau tests 53,000 casino workers

Macau is enforcing controls at gaming venues.
Macau is enforcing controls at gaming venues.

Macau health authorities have enforced tests at casinos to prevent the spread of Covid-19 despite 62 days with no cases reported in the city.

Macau.- Health authorities have reported that more than 53,000 frontline gaming workers have been tested for Covid-19 so far.

Protocols in Macau, which has reported no Covid-19 cases for 62 consecutive days, is being particularly cautious with gaming activity.

Anyone entering a venue is required to present a negative nucleic acid test, while authorities been gradually testing frontline gaming workers such as croupiers and security staff since June 15.

The steps were taken after the easing of border restrictions, which are expected to generate an increase in the tally of visitors in the city. Tourism is expected to rise after the resumption of visas for Guangdong province this week.

Individual and group tourist visas will resume for all of mainland China from September 23.

The Gaming Inspection and Co-ordination Bureau (DICJ) indicated in a recent meeting with gaming concessionaires that if any novel coronavirus case is reported at a casino, the venue could be closed temporarily.

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