Casinos in Uruguay closed until April 12

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State casinos in Uruguay have ceased operations due to a new outbreak of coronavirus infection. The corresponding Decree was adopted by the Government of the country. The document, in particular, states that all casinos reporting to the Ministry of Economy and Finance will stop working until April 12, 2021. Private casinos have also been advised to temporarily suspend their activities. After the first wave of the pandemic, Uruguay’s casinos reopened on August 6, 2020. And so far they have operated with a number of quarantine restrictions, including limiting the number of clients at the rate of one person per 5 sq. m. areas of a gambling establishment, sanitization of premises and the use of protective masks. At the same time, the National Association of Casino Government Employees reported that during the resumption of work, not a single casino caused a new outbreak of COVID-19. Earlier, casinos in the Philippines also suspended operations until April 4, due to an increase in the number of cases of coronavirus. As previously reported, two Russians were detained in the casino of the Conrad Hotel, located in the city of Punta del Este in southern Uruguay. They are accused of cheating while playing poker.

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