For one month, effective immediately

Melco temporarily closes Cyprus casinos

Ayia Napa is one of Melco's properties that are suspending operations due to coronavirus spread.
2020-03-19
Cyprus
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Before the announcement, the local government had capped a limit of only 75 people within the casino including staff, as a new measure to combat coronavirus spread. The casinos now shuttered are in Paphos, Ayia Napa, Nicosia and Larnaca.

Cyprus has announced the closure of all the current satellite casinos operated by Melco Resorts and Entertainment.

The closure will last for a period of four weeks and will start immediately, according to Andy Choy, the Chief Operating Officer for Melco Resorts International. “In these challenging times that call for extreme measures, we rally behind the government of Cyprus and the actions implemented to curb the spread of Covid-19,” he said.

“We fully support the decision to temporarily suspend the operation of entertainment facilities across the country in the best interest of all. We are also standing alongside our local partners and the entire tourism industry who have prioritised the safety of their personnel and guests with the utmost responsibility to safeguard their health,” Choy added.

Before the announcement to close, the local government had capped a limit of only 75 people within the casino which included staff. The casinos now shuttered are in Paphos, Ayia Napa, Nicosia and Larnaca.

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