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Gambling Hub Macau to Shut Casinos for Two Weeks Amid Virus Outbreak

By Kyodo News 5 February 2020

HONG KONG—The casino city of Macau will halt all casino operations for two weeks, leader Ho Iat Seng said Tuesday, in a step aimed at stopping the spread of a new coronavirus outbreak in the world’s largest gambling hub.

The move was prompted by the confirmation the same day of a coronavirus infection in a 29-year-old local woman, a hotel worker who had been traveling on shuttle buses used by casino industry workers.

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