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Macau shuts down casinos to curb COVID spread

Macau shuts casinos to contain COVID spread. Casinos shut for first time in over 2 years.

Where: Macau

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On Monday, Macau shut all its casinos for the first time in more than two years as authorities continue to struggle containing the worst coronavirus outbreak to date in the world’s largest gambling hub.
The city’s more than 30 casinos, along with other non-essential businesses, were shut for one week, and people have been ordered to stay home.
The government stated that the police would be monitoring the flow of people in public areas and that stringent punishments would be imposed for outliers.
Some essential services that will not be affected and can remain open are; hospitals, pharmacies, and supermarkets.
Macau has recorded around 1,500 COVID-19 infections since mid-June.

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