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 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.”