Marina Bay Sands, one of Singapore’s two casinos, resumed operations on Thursday, August 5, after a two-week closure caused by a rise in the number of Covid-19 infections that were detected at the hotel last month.
Resort officials said a number of precautions were taken prior to its reopening, including a heightened regular testing regime for staff who interact with guests and visitors at its many establishments.
It also became known that depending on the vaccination status of employees and the risk profile of work-related, they will take swabs either every three days or every 28 days.
The Marina Bay Sands casino resort, which is owned and operated by American casino giant Las Vegas Sands, closed its doors on July 22 for cleaning and disinfection after 11 cases of Covid-19 were linked to the establishment. These cases have prompted an investigation, according to which cases of infection have become more frequent in a luxury hotel and resort complex with a gambling hall.
By Thursday evening, the number of cases rose to 60 new cases, the Singapore Ministry of Health said in its daily update on the number of new cases.
Limitations at Marina Bay Sands
Other measures taken by Marina Bay Sands to prevent the spread of the dangerous virus include:
- limiting the number of visitors in private salons and at gaming tables,
- placement of electronic tables and slot machines at a distance of at least one meter from each other.
In accordance with the stricter measures recently introduced in casinos, no more than two players can be seated at the gaming table. In addition, only one player is allowed behind the slot machine or electronic slot machine.
Frequently touched surfaces and equipment are often cleaned as part of the hotel’s efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Attractions in Marina Bay Sands such as ArtScience Museum, Digital Light Canvas, Sampan Rides and SkyPark Observation Deck are currently operating at a quarter of their normal capacity. Shops and retail outlets also resumed operations for the population, but with a capacity limit of one person per 16 square meters.