Non-resident workers who do not live in Macau should avoid crossing Macau’s borders.
The appeal was made Sunday by the Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lei Wai Nong, who indicated that, if it is necessary to remain in Macau, employers must provide them with accommodation.
“Non-resident workers must stay in Macau and their bosses must provide adequate accommodation to avoid unnecessary displacement and prevent cross-infection by the coronavirus epidemic,” said Lei Wai Nong.
Lei said this measure could help to reduce the risk of the virus transmission in Macau.
There are about 35,000 non-resident workers who cross the border between Macau and Zhuhai daily, according to data released today during a press conference.
The non-resident workers have been employed mainly in the construction sector, restaurants, hotels and security companies.
Saturday government announced that two cases of coronavirus detected in Macau are from workers of casinos that have been in Zhuhai the previous day.
The government also announced that the number of arrivals in Macau from the Interior of China continue to drop drastically representing a fall of around 80 per cent compared with the same period in 2019.