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Coronavirus: Las Vegas of China casinos told when they can reopen
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Casino operators in Macao, the world’s biggest gaming enclave, will be allowed to resume operations on Thursday, following 15 days of closure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
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The decision not to extend the closures was announced by Lei Wai-nong, secretary for economy and finance, according to the South China Morning Post.
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Casino operators have 30 days to get their businesses back up to full speed. Anyone who enters the casinos will be required to wear a mask and have their temperature checked.
The coronavirus outbreak, which originated in Wuhan, China, has sickened at least 71,000 people globally and killed 1,770. About 60 million people have been under lockdown in an effort to prevent the spreading of the virus.