GGRAsia – 4 Cotai Casino Resort hotels end Covid quarantine role: MGTO

4 Cotai Casino Resort Hotels End Covid Quarantine Role: MGTO


Hotels at four casino resorts in Cotai have been released as of Monday, August 1, their involvement in the Macau government’s hotel quarantine program, the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) confirmed to GGRAsia. The capacity of the quarantine hotel network had been expanded a few weeks agoto help contain a community outbreak of Covid-19, the largest since the pandemic crisis began in 2020.

“The east wing of the Grand Lisboa Palace, the B1 tower of the Grand Hyatt, the Parisian hotel in Macau and the Studio City hotel have already been relieved of their role as a medical observation hotel,” the official said on Tuesday. tourist office in response to a survey by GGRAsia.

The “east wing” refers to part of an own-brand hotel at Grand Lisboa Palace, a venue managed by SJM Holdings Ltd; Parisian Macao is the signature hotel of a French-themed property operated by Sands China Ltd; Grand Hyatt Macau’s B1 Tower, is at City of Dreams, managed by Melco Resorts and Entertainment Ltd; and Studio City is majority owned by Melco Resorts.

The community-wide Covid-19 outbreak that began on June 18 has generated more than 1,800 infections to date, although no new community infections have been reported since July 23.

On Tuesday, a statement in Macau’s Official Gazette confirmed that the city’s chief executive, Ho Iat Seng, on that day ordered an official end to the so-called “state of immediate prevention” regarding countermeasures. of Covid-19, and which had been put in place since June 19.

Macau’s casinos had been closed for 12 days in July to counter the Covid-19. More reopened on July 23with limited operations and declining business volumes as travel restrictions limited the number of visitors from mainland China, the main food market.

Leisure facilities in Macau, including non-gaming equipment at Macau hotel-casinos such as spas and swimming pools, have been allowed to reopen since Tuesday, August 2, after being ordered to suspend operations during the epidemic.

The operators of these non-gaming sites must, however – as a condition of reopening – impose a limit on the number of users and check the respective body temperature of the persons. Customers must also show a “negative” nucleic acid test result based on a provided sample within three days of intended entry. That’s according to a Tuesday press release from MGTO.

Broadway Macau, a Cotai hotel operated by Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd, now serves as a facility for people with Macau’s “yellow” electronic health code, tourism office manager Lau Fong Chi told media during a Tuesday briefing on the latest Covid-19 situation.

Such a code means that an individual is subject to checks by local health authorities for any connection with people or places affected by Covid-19. A person with a code yellow cannot enter certain places, including government offices, restaurants and recreational facilities.

Broadway Macau has been part of the city’s quarantine hotel network since July 13.

(Updated August 2, 6:07 p.m.)



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