Macau re-opens casinos after halting operations over coronavirus scare
Macau government has told casino operators that they have 30 days to return to full business, after authorities imposed a two-week suspension to curb the coronavirus spread.
The world’s biggest gambling hub’s authorities announced that casinos will be allowed to resume operations from February 20.
The unprecedented halt of gaming operations started on February 5 and was due to end on February 19. Macau has not reported any new cases of the virus since February 4, officials said. There have been 10 confirmed cases of the virus in total there.
Government services, which had mostly been suspended since the start of February, have gradually resumed operations this week but authorities cautioned that residents needed to remain vigilant.