Crown Melbourne’s reopening put back

Non-essential businesses will have to close again in Victoria.
Non-essential businesses will have to close again in Victoria.

The casino will have to wait to reopen as Victoria reintroduces lockdown measures from Thursday due to a rise in Covid-19 cases.

Australia.- The reopening of Crown Casino in Melbourne originally scheduled for July 20 will be put back as the state of Victoria determined a new six-week lockdown due to the recent rise in Covid-19 cases.

After 191 new cases were reported this week, Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said in a press conference that the lockdown will commence on Thursday at midnight.

Non-essential businesses will have to shut and people will only be allowed to circulate to buy supplies, study, work, exercise or get healthcare.

Crown Melbourne has been closed since March 23 although some food and beverages outlets have been allowed to operate. Crown Perth, meanwhile, recently reopened its gaming floor.

Crown Resorts issued a short statement in which it said: “Crown’s first priority is the health and safety of its employees, guests and the community.”

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