Grand Lisboa and one floor of Shoppes at Four Seasons within Plaza Macao have been locked down by Macau authorities following the emergence of fresh Covid infection clusters.
Grand Lisboa’s closure will run from July 5 to 11.
In its worst-ever Covid outbreak since the pandemic hit in 2020, the city has ordered multiple rounds of mass testing to curb community transmission as well as lockdowns of buildings with multiple cases of infection. As of July 6, at least 16 other buildings in the city are also locked down.
It is, however, the first time that Macau has shut a casino down due to infections. Casinos have so far been allowed to remain open to ensure job security in an industry that generates more than 80 per cent of government income.