How a much-changed Macau GP kept the party going

OPINION: The 67th edition of the Macau Grand Prix might have been a largely muted affair to the outside world without its international influx and star line-ups, another victim to the COVID-19 pandemic, but organisers deserve huge credit for keeping the party going…

I’m not normally one to a wear a hat – unless it’s a woolly one to keep out the cold – but this week I’m raising metaphorical headgear to the Macau Grand Prix Organizing Committee for keeping its event, of which last weekend’s running was the 67th edition, alive through the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.

The Macanese government immediately introduced very strict measures to control the spread of the virus, with the result that its population has been COVID-free for months and was very little affected even in the early period [46 cases, zero deaths – Ed].

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