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September 21, 2021

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Marina Bay Sands temporarily closed after two workers test positive for Covid-19

Marina Bay Sands temporarily closed after two workers test positive for Covid-19
"This is a precautionary measure after two of our casino staff tested positive for Covid-19," said the operator.
Singapore | 05/18/2021

A 34-year old Malaysian man is the new case of COVID-19 linked to Marina Bay Sands Casino Dealer cluster and has tested preliminarily positive for the B1617 variant, according to the republic's Ministry of Health (MOH).

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n its full data released late last night, the MOH said the man is currently unemployed and a household contact of the first case in the cluster, a 36 year-old Malaysian man who works as a dealer at Marina Bay Sands Casino and was confirmed to have Covid-19 infection on May 16.

"He developed a fever and cough on May 12, and sought medical treatment at a General Practitioner clinic on May 15, where he tested positive for his Antigen Rapid Test. He was immediately isolated and a Polymerase Chain Reaction test was done on the same day.

"His test result came back positive for Covid-19 infection on May 16. His serology test result is pending. He has tested preliminarily positive for the B1617 variant, and is pending further confirmatory tests," said the ministry.

With the latest case, Marina Bay Sands Casino Dealer cluster is now made up of three cases with another case involving a 35 year-old Singaporean man who works as a dealer at Marina Bay Sands Casino, as well.

Official announcement

The Marina Bay Sands (MBS) said in a Monday statement it was temporarily closing its casino for deep cleaning with effect from 12:00 hours that day:

"Marina Bay Sands will be temporarily closing our casino for deep cleaning from 12:00 hours on 17 May 2021 (Monday). We will provide an update as soon as a re-opening time is confirmed. This is a precautionary measure after two of our casino staff tested positive for Covid-19. Their last day at work was on the morning of 15 May. Other employees who are close contacts have been identified and placed on stay home notice or quarantine order. We are also working closely with the Ministry of Health in contact tracing efforts for guests who may have interacted with the employees.

We will continue to be vigilant on all fronts, including stringent cleaning regimes, safe distancing measures across property, and regular Covid-19 testing of frontline staff.

The rest of the property will be operating based on revised capacities and stricter measures across property till 13 June 2021, in support of the Government’s latest efforts.

All visitors must use the TraceTogether app or Token when they enter the property and before accessing various venues and attractions. Guests are reminded to wear masks at all times, observe the 1-meter social distancing rule, and not congregate in groups of more than 2 persons. Our friendly Safe Distancing Ambassadors will be roving around the property to remind guests of these measures."

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