Macau seeks to reduce border crossings for 3,000 Hubei workersLocal | 3 Feb 2020 4:31 pm
Macau's Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lei Wai Nong, an average 35,000 foreign workers cross Macau’s borders each day, according to official data.
Lei says he has met with the Macao Chamber of Commerce and the General Chinese Foreign Worker Agency and encouraged the two organizations to provide accommodation in Macau for foreign workers living across the border.
Meanwhile, he also encouraged the two bodies to allow non-essential staff to stay at home on the mainland.
“It is not personal,” he said. “We should make changes right away to leave no room for regret.”
About 3,000 foreign workers from Hubei province are registered in Macau, with about 1,000 of them now back in the mainland and unable to return to Macau because of the requirement to provide medical certification showing they are free from infection.