Macau shuts almost everything but casinos to battle Covid outbreak


Macau tightens social distancing restrictions, closing almost everything except casinos, as the Chinese gambling hub embarks on another round of citywide testing to battle a Covid-19 outbreak. – EPA pic, June 23, 2022.

MACAU tightened social distancing restrictions today – closing almost everything except casinos – as the Chinese gambling hub embarked on another round of citywide testing to battle a Covid-19 outbreak.

Case numbers are small by global comparison, with only 110 announced since the most recent outbreak began, but authorities have moved quickly to stamp out transmission as they follow mainland China’s strict zero-Covid policy.


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