China's gambling hub Macao to ease Covid-19 restrictions
08/02/2022|12:40:19 PM|CNN

The gambling hub of Macao will allow bars, restaurants, salons, gyms and entertainment venues to reopen on Tuesday, August 2, lifting a citywide Covid-19 lockdown that lasted more than a month.

Authorities said the decision came after nine consecutive days without reported community infections within the special administrative region and more than 14 rounds of mass Covid-19 tests.

From Tuesday, people will be required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within the prior 72 hours to enter most venues.

Many businesses have been closed since mid-June due to an outbreak of Covid-19, which later forced casinos to shut on July 11 for the first time in more than two years. Since July 23, Macao's casinos have been open with limited capacity under what it called a "consolidation period" of Covid-19 prevention and control.

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