Marina Bay Sands casino closes as virus spreads in Singapore


File pic: Eleven Covid cases have been linked to the Marina Bay Sands casino owned by Las Vegas Sands Corp. — Reuters

SINGAPORE: The Marina Bay Sands casino in Singapore will shut for two weeks after authorities detected a Covid cluster, the latest to emerge after an outbreak at a fishery port that made the government reimpose social restrictions.

Eleven Covid cases have been linked to the casino owned by Las Vegas Sands Corp, prompting the decision to close until August 5 for deep cleaning to break the spread of the virus, the Health Ministry said in statement on Thursday. Testing will be done on all staff working at the casino, which is part of a larger complex including a hotel, dining and luxury shopping mall.

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