5 New Covid19 Cases Linked To Marina Bay Sands as Cluster Grows
On Wednesday, Singapore’s Ministry of Health confirmed 130 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 6 foreign cases.
According to the Ministry, there are 44 active clusters varying in size from three to up to 932 infections. One of these is also linked to Marina Bay Sands Casino.
The Ministry of Health registered five new covid-19 cases that are linked to the Marina Bay Sands. It brings the cumulative number to 46 from Sunday’s 32 covid-19 cases streaming from property casino.
The ministry is still withholding information on whether they are property employees or people who recently visited the casino.
In a statement last week, the property said that the venue will be closed to the public with effect from 22nd July to 5th August for purposes of deep cleaning to make the venue safe again for visitors and employees.
However, the casino does not clearly state when the place will be open for gamers. A casino promoter did state that the public would be informed of when gaming activities could resume.
The government recently raised the alert level to phase 2 after a growing number of cases emerged.
With the support of its subsidiary casino operator, Las Vegas Sands Corp, Marina Bay Sands has enhanced PCR COVID-19 testing for all its staff working on the property.
These routine check-ups occur every 14 or 28 days based on the staff's position within the property and their risk of exposure to the virus.
Its rival company, Resorts World Sentosa, operated by Genting Singapore Limited, still continues to operate at a reduced guest capacity for its gaming operations effective from 22nd July to 18th August.
These new developments might disrupt earlier suggestions that the gaming industry would start to enjoy a revenue rebound by the end of 2021.