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Officials in Macau are hoping to create further opportunities for tourism in the region and extend the COVID-19 testing period to 14 days .The Macau Chief Executive met with government officials to discuss the matter to fight the virus in the local community, reports from Asia Gaming.

Residents, and a lot of them, have urged officials to extend COVID-19 virus tests effective period from the current seven days to 14 days, and at the meeting we proposed this to the Chief Executive

a spokesman said.

“The government was studying it as well” accented Chief Executive. The Chief Executive also hoped that residents could understand the government’s decisions and policies. On preventive works and passed through lots of difficulties to reach the current and stable situation in Macau. We should be cautious about considering extension, he added. Extending the testing period for the virus from 7 to 14 days would create opportunities for casino operators to attract interest from the Chinese market. They look to recoup some profit heading into the final quarter of 2020.

It is comes after the tourism in the 2020 Golden Week holiday time were down 90% over the same time as in 2019. Macau enjoy more than 100 days without any community transmission of COVID-19 stringent social distancing measures enacted in the area. It is have played a major role in the economic downturn, with the trade-off seeing.

Enjoy more than 100 days without COVID-19

Macau residents and visitors from China must submit a negative COVI-19 test before passing between Macau and mainland China. Current health regulations are require that in the sevens of the crossing.

COVID-19 advice for the public

  • Maintain at least a 1-metre distance between yourself and others.
  • Make wearing a mask a normal part of being around other people.
  • Clean your hands before you put your mask on.
  • Make sure it covers both your nose, mouth and chin.

Local government are wary of the possibility, citing the increased virus activity in mainland China behind their caution. Macau, with Golden week struggling to generate interest from overseas visitors because has struggled to generate the returns of previous years.

The local government announced that it was quarantining all visitors from the Chinese region of Oingdao in Shandong Province. The Chinese city reported nine cases of COVID-19 in the last two weeks. All visitors from that region will be placed into a mandatory two- week quarantine.

Conclusion

Macau  Golden Week holiday period . Report from major downturn. The lack of visitors has forced casino operators to scale back their operations with a long road to recovery and expected to continue well into 2021.

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