Macau regulator briefs casinos on new disease prevention measures
Officials from Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau as well as the Health Bureau have met with representatives of the SAR’s six casino concessionaires
Officials from Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau as well as the Health Bureau have met with representatives of the SAR’s six casino concessionaires to brief them on new measures aimed at preventing the outbreak of disease.
The meeting, held last Thursday, was in response to a recent outbreak of the event in nearby Wuhan and ensuing warnings from the Health Bureau that some local residents had carried the event back to Macau.
In an announcement, the DICJ said it intended to promote “advanced forms of preparation” against the risk of any local outbreak of communicable disease ahead of the upcoming Chinese New Year holiday – traditionally one of the busiest periods in Macau each year.
Directives issued to concessionaires included a requirement to disseminate information related to communicable diseases to employees in a timely manner; to install temperature-monitoring equipment at all venue entrances to detect fever in both employees and patrons; to monitor the physical condition of employees and patrons; and to ensure that anyone showing signs of fever must disclose whether they have been to Wuhan in the previous 14 days, the DICJ and Health Bureau said.
Authorities must also be informed if a large number of cases are identified.