As coronavirus cases continue to rise

Melco's Cyprus casinos suspend operations due to tighter Covid restrictions 

The company had previously suspended operations at its temporary casino, C2 Limassol, and one satellite casino, C2 Paphos but will now add its remaining satellites, C2 Nicosia and C2 Ayia Napa, to the closure list.
2020-12-17
Cyprus
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The Cyprus-based subsidiary of Melco Resorts & Entertainment said it would temporarily suspend its operations as per a government directive, which has seen hospitality venues, shopping malls, and churches shut down since 11 December.

Amid increased Covid restrictions implemented by the government, Cyprus Casinos published a notice on its website announcing it would temporarily suspend its operations as cases continue to rise.

The Cyprus-based subsidiary of Melco Resorts & Entertainment had previously suspended operations at its temporary casino, C2 Limassol, and one satellite casino, C2 Paphos, on 12 November but will now add its remaining satellites, C2 Nicosia and C2 Ayia Napa, to the closure list.

Cyprus reported 401 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, creeping back above 400 for the first time since Saturday. The nation of 875,000 residents has recorded triple-digit cases every day since 27 October 2020, with the tally since March now at 16,190. More than half of those have been in the past month, Inside Asian Gaming reports.

Cyprus Casinos, which is developing the €550 million City of Dreams Mediterranean, had previously shuttered all four satellite casinos plus its temporary facility in Limassol for three months from 17 March to 13 June.

ICR Cyprus, the operating entity of Cyprus Casinos, is 75% owned by Melco and 25% by local firm Cyprus Phassouri Ltd.

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