According to data from the Macao Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL), at the end of May, the number of non-resident workers stood at 189,274, of whom 115,941 were mainlanders or 61.3 per cent of the total.
In order to avoid the 14-day quarantine required by the Macao government, a large number of non-resident workers who live in Zhuhai moved to Macao to live here temporarily shortly before the implementation of the measure on 20 February, according to local media reports. Before the 20 February quarantine measure, tens of thousands of mainland non-resident workers employed in Macao lived in Zhuhai.
Among those who benefit from Sunday’s quarantine lifting are mainland non-resident workers employed in Macao and living in places even further away than Zhuhai such as Zhongshan, which lies some 40 kilometres north of Macao.
The Guangdong government-imposed 14-day quarantine on arrivals from foreign countries as well as Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan on 27 March. The Guangdong government lifted its 14-day quarantine requirement for all arrivals from Macao from Wednesday last week. Guangdong’s quarantine measure for arrivals from elsewhere remains in force.
The lifting of quarantine on Sunday for mainland non-resident workers means that the Guangdong government’s quarantine lifting for arrivals from Macao on Wednesday last week is now applicable to Macao residents holding Home Return Permits and all mainlanders – mainland visitors and mainland non-resident workers. The measure does not include foreigners who live in Macao.
(The Macau Post Daily/Macau News)
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