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Number of visitors to Macau falls 19% in August

Visitor numbers to Macau fell 19 percent in August from a year earlier but rose sharply from July when the region experienced its worst outbreak of Covid-19 since the pandemic began, it was announced today.

The area received about 331,400 visitors in August "due to the easing of restrictive measures at the Zhuhai-Macau border crossings in early August," compared with fewer than 9,800 in July, according to the Department of Statistics and Census (DSEC).

During the outbreak, which began June 18, tourists coming to Macau were required to undergo mandatory quarantine upon returning to mainland China . . .

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