GMA quoted in GGB News
Posted on October 11, 2021
‘Zero-Tolerance’ Ambushes Macau’s Golden Week
By Marjorie Preston
It was a one-two punch followed by a haymaker. In Macau, a handful of new Covid-19 infections at the end of September effectively ended hopes for a tourism revival during Golden Week.
The annual celebration (October 1-7), kicking it off with Chinese National Day, commemorates the 1949 founding of the People’s Republic of China. In a normal year, Golden Week is prime time for tourism in Macau. And this year, following 18 months of unprecedented challenges due to Covid-19 – as well as increasing crackdowns by Beijing – the city needed one in the win column.
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