At the end of the third quarter, Macau’s population was 682,800 people, 2,600 fewer than in the previous quarter, due to the decrease in non-resident workers who were left without work due to the pandemic.
Macau registered the first case of covid-19 in the territory on January 22nd and since then, the economy, highly dependent on tourism, has been practically paralyzed, with gambling operators laying off thousands of workers, the overwhelming majority of whom are non-workers. -residents and from Southeast Asia.
This decrease is “mainly due to the number of non-resident workers living in Macau having fallen,” the authorities said today in a statement.
“There were 181,697 non-resident workers at the end of the quarter in question, minus 4,730, compared to the end of the last quarter”, the authorities detailed today in a statement, referring to non-resident workers, whose authorization to remain in the territory is dependent on a valid employment contract.
At the end of October, the authorities announced that Macau had 11,773 fewer non-resident workers in September 2020, compared to the same month last year.
Macau has recorded 46 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. He currently has no active case and has never identified a local outbreak.
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