The government believes the locations will be more convenient for visitors than existing testing stations.
Macau.- Macau’s Health Bureau has given the green light for the city’s six major casino operators to install Covid-19 testing locations within their properties in an effort to activate the tourism industry.
The China Certification and Inspection Group (CCIC), which is Macau’s official provider for Covid-19 testing, will be in charge of providing the services.
The Health Bureau will supervise each testing station and review the test results obtained. The health authorities said they gave the green light to proceed with the initiative as the processes comply with the government’s technical and safety standards.
Macau currently has four Covid-19 test centres: at the Macau Ferry Terminal, at the Macau Forum, and private testing locations at the Macau University of Science and Technology and the Kiang Wu Hospital.
Since most of those locations are away from tourist attractions, the government believes installing stations in casino resorts will offer more convenience to visitors.
The total daily testing quota in Macau has been set at 19,000 during the holiday period. A negative test result is needed to access casino floors, along with a body-temperature check and a valid green Macau Health Code result.
Macau has already tested more than 53,000 frontline gaming workers for Covid-19.