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Published: 11:29, August 03, 2022 | Updated: 19:50, August 03, 2022
Macao resumes quarantine-free travel with mainland
By Agencies
Published:11:29, August 03, 2022 Updated:19:50, August 03, 2022 By Agencies

This July 11, 2022 photo shows the famous Grand Lisboa, center, in Macao closed, after casinos and most other businesses were ordered to close while the city fought a coronavirus outbreak. (AP)

HONG KONG – The government of the Macao Special Administrative Region said on Wednesday people could enter the mainland city of Zhuhai without quarantine, a further relaxation of COVID-19 policies as the world's biggest gambling hub seeks a return to normalcy.

Authorities reopened public services and entertainment facilities in Macao on Tuesday. 

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Starting from 6 pm Wednesday, people leaving Macao for Zhuhai must have a certificate showing a negative COVID-19 test within the past 24 hours and take further two tests within three days of arriving in the mainland city, the government said in a statement. No quarantine is required anymore.

As of Tuesday, Macao has reported no new community COVID-19 cases for 11 consecutive days.  

The Chinese mainland reported registering 38 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19  cases and identifying 251 local asymptomatic carriers on Tuesday.

A medical worker takes a swab sample from a citizen for nucleic acid testing in Bengshan district of Bengbu city, East China's Anhui province, July 16, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

Total 128 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery, bringing the total number of such recovered patients to 223,009, according to the National Health Commission.

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No new deaths from COVID-19 were recorded on Tuesday, with the total death toll standing at 5,226, it added.

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