According to official numbers, there were 80% fewer Chinese visitors in Macau on Sunday compared to 2019 on the third day of the Chinese New Years holiday.
It is expected that this won’t change in the coming days. There are less Chinese visitors due to a travel restriction by the Chinese government.
By doing this, the Chinese government is trying to reduce the chance of the Corona virus spreading any further.
Ho Iat Send, Macau’s current leader, stated that there’s a possibility that all casino’s in the former Portuguese colony might be closed due to the virus outbreak.
The steps come as deaths from the coronavirus reached 132 in China on Wednesday with over 1,500 new cases.
The Coronavirus is also known as “2019-nCoV” and was first reported in Wuhan, a major transportation hub and capital of central Hubei province with a population of 11 million people.