Macau keeps casinos open as bars, cinemas shut to tame virus

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(June 23): Macau will keep its casinos open, while shutting other entertainment venues, as the world’s largest gambling hub tries to contain its worst ever Covid-19 outbreak. Bars, nightclubs, cinemas, gyms and hair salons will close from 5 p.m. local time on Thursday, and restaurants will suspend dining-in services, according to a government mandate, which didn’t specify how long the curbs will last. Macau has already shut schools and public venues, and is conducting mass testing to weed out hidden chains