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  1. South Korea has been designated a “high-risk” area for the coronavirus, and so Macau has begun enforcing health checks on visitors who has been there for the previous 14 days.  GOV  
  2. The DICJ says it is satisfied with the way the six concessionaires are managing the resumption of gaming operations. Since the casinos reopened last week Thursday, crowds have been sparse, with most casinos opening just a few of their regular tables, but DICJ inspectors have been monitoring the implementation of new control measures. Chief of these is the requirement that all players be separated by at least one chair, and that standing observers must be at least one meter behind the seated players. The DICJ investigated a few complaints over the weekend that the rules were not being enforced carefully enough. MDN   
  3. The epidemic has led to a scarcity of US dollars among Chinese exporters in the short term, providing an opportunity for Macau to develop its US dollar bond financing market, says Ding Ming, an analyst at Bank of China. MDN 
  4. The Macao Youth InnoValley in Hengqin has reopened, now with an online registration process to assist enterprises with “zero contact” services. This includes remote video reviews, business registration, and electronic contract signing. MDN 
  5. The Legislative Assembly will remain closed until at least the end of this month (Saturday). MDT 
  6. Three of the five Macau passengers onboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which is stranded in Yokohama, have returned to Macau and are now under monitored quarantine at a Health Bureau facility in Coloane. MDT 
  7. Melco Resorts & Entertainment is expecting a slowdown for phase two of Studio City’s construction due to Covid-19, citing the low number of construction workers arriving from mainland China. MDT 
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