Chinese territory of Macau closes its casinos as COVID retakes control

Macau

As COVID cases in the SAR have increased, Macau’s casinos have once more been closed.

With a few exceptions for “critical services,” the government has officially ordered that all commercial and industrial firms close for the upcoming week.

André Cheong Weng Chon, secretary of administration and justice, said: “Supermarkets will continue to open, and daily necessities for citizens lives will not be affected, including buses and supermarkets, but other industrial and commercial activities need to be closed.”

According to Macau police, police personnel will be “directed to monitor the streets as well as stop and check vehicles to ask people why they were outside.”“If people are going out unnecessarily, the police will first ask them to return home, and if they continue to disobey, then the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act will be used to prosecute,” they warned.

Macau shut its casinos on February 5 2020 at the start of the Pandemic. This time round there have been 1,526 cases.

 

 

 

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