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China – First infections since February 2020 see Macau move into state of ‘immediate pandemic prevention’

By - 4 August 2021

Macau has entered a state of ‘immediate pandemic prevention’ with the government stating ‘Macau is now facing a high risk of COVID-19 transmission and pandemic outbreak in the local community.’

A family of four tested positive for the Delta variant, becoming the first infections in Macau for almost a year and a half.

“In order to curb the virus spread and ensure the safety and health of residents, the Macau SAR government has announced that as of 3:30pm on August 3, the city has entered a state of immediate pandemic prevention as outlined in Article 8(3) of Civil Pretention Law,” the government explained.

Anyone wishing to leave Macau via Zhuhai must now produce a negative test result obtained within the last 12 hours. A health code system will be used to allow entry into all public places, with a green code needed to get into casinos and hotels.

In addition to all this, the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre has said everyone living in Macau will have to have a COVID test within the next three days. Sands Macao, Grand Lisboa, MGM Macau, Wynn Macau, StarWorld, The Venetian Macao, Wynn Palace, MGM Cotai, Studio City and Broadway will all house testing facilities

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