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Marina Bay Sands Casino Closes as Virus Spreads in Singapore

  • Casino to shut for 2 weeks from July 22 for deep cleaning
  • Eleven cases found in the casino owned by Las Vegas Sands
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The Marina Bay Sands casino in Singapore will shut for two weeks after authorities detected a Covid cluster, the latest to emerge after an outbreak at a fishery port that pushed the government to reimpose social restrictions.

Eleven Covid cases have been linked to the casino owned by Las Vegas Sands Corp, prompting the decision to close until August 5 for deep cleaning and to break the spread of the virus, the Health Ministry said on Thursday. Testing will be done on all staff working at the casino, which is part of a larger complex including a hotel, dining and luxury shopping mall.