Government grants Macau casinos permission to re-open from 20 February

After half a month of closing all gaming activities in Macau, it was finally reopened with the permission of the Chief Executive.



The Macau government has announced that the city’s casinos will be allowed to re-open for business from midnight on 20 February following this month’s unprecedented 15-day shutdown.

At a press conference on Monday afternoon, Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong confirmed that the closure would not be extended beyond the initial 15-day period, although operators have the option to apply for a 30-day extension in order to prepare for re-opening. All casinos will be required to re-open at the end of the 30 days.

The government also announced that non-resident workers returning to from the mainland will be sent to a individual place for 14 days before being allowed entry as an ongoing measure aimed at preventing the spread of the event .

[Editor:Diana Chin]


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