Singapore – An integrated resort operator in Singapore; Marina Bay Sands, has today issued preventative measures that it is implementing at its casino property in a bid to prevent Covid-19 infections.
The measures from the firm, owned by the Las Vegas Sands corporation, include social distancing and crowd control at its gaming establishment in response to the threat of the disease.
A spokesperson for the property, which has a four-storey central atrium with four levels of gaming and entertainment in one space, said:
“Marina Bay Sands is committed to safeguard the health and well-being of our community during the Covid-19 situation, while maintaining business continuity for the integrated resort.”
The spokesperson continued to expand on the measures that were being implemented:
“At the casino, we are practicing social distancing measures by opening and closing alternate areas/game types to spread the crowds… further measures to disperse crowds around slot banks/tables will be practiced… We are also rotating staff more regularly on the gaming floor, effectively reducing extended contact with individuals.”
The statement from Marina Bay Sands, which houses over 1,000 gaming tables and 1,400 slot machines, comes just hours after ‘a very practical decision’ was made in the country to move all hawkers indoors and after 32 new confirmed cases of coronavirus had emerged within 24 hours, 24 of which were imported.
The spokesperson concluded:
“We are monitoring the situation daily, and are prepared to make swift changes to property-wide measures and operations where needed, in the interest of public health.”