Integrated resort, also known as casino resort, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, has announced that it has reopened its retail units for business amid the Covid-19 closure.
The firm, which is owned by the Las Vegas Sands corporation, stated that nearly 200 stores had reopened immediately with more retail units to open progressively when they are ready to do so.
Clothing stores and food outlets within The Shoppes at the property have reopened following the period of downtime in Singapore, despite the report of over 100 new cases of Covid-19 infection in the country.
According to the latest figures out of Singapore, there are currently 41,615 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country, 33,459 of which have recovered and 26 have died from the disease.
As part of the re-opening plans, Marina Bay Sands have issued a notice to visitors outlining the introduction of new measures to adhere to whilst at the venue, including temperature screening, digital check-in, safe distancing markings, enhanced hygiene protocols, mandatory masks for employees and minimised contact between customers and staff.
Although retail units have reopened with immediate effect, the Sands Casino venue at Marina Bay Sands integrated resort remains closed.
However, following the resumption of some business operations, gaming enthusiasts may not have to wait long until they can once again access the 15k square metre gaming space that spans 4 floors.
The Sands Casino currently operates more than 600 table games and over 1500 slot machines. However, according to reports, when the casino does re-open it will be operating on reduced hours and under reduced capacity with limitations on games.