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Macao faces new blow as transport links with Hong Kong severed

Casinos reopened in March, but loss of gamblers from neighboring city will hurt

Gondolas inside the shopping mall of the Venetian Macao hotel and casino. The city's gaming industry relies heavily on visitors from Hong Kong.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- The last remaining public transportation link between Macao and Hong Kong has been cut as coronavirus infections resurge, a development sure to inflict additional damage on Macao's $33 billion gaming industry.

The Golden Bus shuttle service on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge was suspended Monday. Ridership had plunged amid the pandemic, and ferry rides and helicopter trips between the two cities had already been halted.

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