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Macau begins COVID-19 tests and shuts some entertainment venues, casino stocks fall

HONG KONG, Aug 4 (Reuters) – The gambling hub of Macau will begin testing its 600,000 people and close some entertainment spots after the Chinese-ruled city confirmed four new coronavirus cases, its government said on Wednesday, pushing casino stocks lower.

The resurgence in cases in a city that has seen very few infections over the past year and a half has raised concerns that casinos, Macau’s main economic engine and source of revenues, may have to close in the near-term if the spread is not contained.

They remain open for now.

Wynn Macau (1128.HK) led the plunge in Macau gaming stocks, falling as

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