Enrique Razon Jr. is promoting mass Covid-19 testing for his employees at both the Solaire Resort & Casino and his International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI).
“Our employees are our number one asset,” he declared. “As we try to overcome this most difficult phase and into the ‘new normal,’ we do so without letting our guard down. Consistent with our aim of helping the country’s health infrastructure in tackling the extent of the pandemic, our decision to invest in mass testing will give us, our employees, and their loved ones the reassurance that they will have a safe working environment, which ICTSI and Solaire are well-known for.”
Initially, about 2,500 employees will be tested for coronavirus infection.
Bloomberry Cultural Foundation, Inc. (BCFI) recently procured 100,000 coronavirus test kits from China and South Korea.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte announced last Friday an extension of the lockdown on metropolitan Manila and parts of Luzon until May 15.
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.
Current revenues collected by the Macau government, excluding capital revenues, dropped by 65.3 percent to MOP42.1 billion from Jan. to November, as gaming taxes collected by the local authorities plunged.
Malaysia's Department of Integrity and Compliance Standards (JIPS) of the Royal Malaysia Police says it continues to receive many complaints from the public alleging the police are failing in their responsibilities to enforce the law, especially against illegal gambling and drug trafficking.
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.