Gov’t and associations arrange about 3,000 hotel rooms for non-resident workers

The Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) indicated today that after negotiations with the Macau Chinese Chamber of Commerce, the China (Macau) Employment Agency Association and the Macau Hotel Association, some 3,000 hotel rooms have been arranged at a lower fare for non-resident workers.

Starting from midnight of February 20 all non-resident ‘blue card’ workers wishing to enter Macau SAR and who have visited Mainland China in the 14 days prior to their entry will also need to undergo medical observation for 14 days in Zhuhai.

This decision forced several non-resident workers who reside in Mainland China and their respective employers to try and arrange accommodation so that blue cards considered as indispensable can remain in the city and continue working, with the remaining workers asked to remain in Zhuhai until the situation changes

“We hope that more hotels will participate in this initiative, providing more rooms, so that we can jointly assume social responsibility and go through this difficult time together, satisfying the need for accommodation by non-resident workers in view of the implementation of measures during this period,” the DSAL informed.

As of the end of last year, there were 122,354 workers from Mainland China employed in Macau.