Macau Reports First Wuhan Pneumonia Case Amid Casino Stock Shock

Macau has reported a gambler from mainland China as its first case of the SARS-like Wuhan pneumonia ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday, as gaming stocks struggle from a two-day hammering over fears the coronavirus will affect the city.

Secretary for social affairs and culture Ao Ieong U told a press conference on Wednesday that a 52-year-old businesswoman from Wuhan city in mainland China’s Hubei Province was admitted to hospital and placed in quarantine on Tuesday after tests confirmed she had contracted the virus.

The confirmation led the government to instruct all casino employees to wear face masks and for all incoming visitors to Macau to sign electronic and paper health declaration forms.

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