Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, responding to appeals from frontline medical workers battling Covid-19, has ordered a Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ), the second-strictest designation, to be implemented from August 4 to 18.
Duterte had only recently ordered the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) to be extended to August 15, but this was judged to be insufficient in light of the grave status of the pandemic.
Under the MECQ, the population is expected to stay at home, and any gatherings that do occur are limited to five people. Most public transportation is shut down, and even the government is meant to employ only a “skeleton workforce.”
On Sunday, the Department of Health reported more than 5,000 new Covid-19 cases, a single-day record, bringing the country’s total cases above 103,000. The death toll is now in excess of 2,000 people.
This Dossier results from the “Life After POGOs” editorial project by Asia Gaming Brief which culminated with a pop-up digital forum on 9th December to discuss potentials ramifications in the industry.
Yokohama city has launched its RFP process to build a major urban IR at the Yamashita Pier candidate site. The timeline calls for the operator partner to be selected in the summer and the agreement finalized in the autumn.
Sands China volunteers and local community groups recently worked together at The Venetian to build 40,000 hygiene kits for Clean the World, an international social enterprise that provides hygiene supplies essential for good health to populations in need around the globe, helping prevent the spread of disease.
Over the years, many of the answers have been remarkably prescient in their forecasts for the near-term direction of Asia’s gaming industry. However, we can safely say that no one came anywhere close to guessing
what 2020 may have had in store.
While nowhere in the world has escaped the economic fallout from the Covid-19 crisis, Macau has been hit harder than most, with forecasts for gross domestic product to shrink more than 50 percent this year.