Macau casinos closed for at least one week


The Macao government ordered the closure of all commercial and industrial businesses, including casinos, from July 11th until July 18th, with limited exceptions for “essential services.” André Cheong Weng, Secretary for Administration and Justice, confirmed that all casinos are included in the list of places to close.

An executive order issued by the Chief Executive of Macau stated that only those companies and establishments that are necessary to maintain the daily life of citizens, namely markets, supermarkets, restaurants, beverage establishments, food establishments, pharmacies and establishments providing health care must close, and that all people must remain at home unless for reasons of necessary work, purchase of basic goods for everyday life or other urgent reasons.

Every resident of Macau will also take a series of four Covid-19 tests between July 10th and 17th, and be required to take eight rapid antigen tests, one every day from July 10th to 17th, as the fight against any widespread resurgence of the virus continues.