Goa casinos to remain closed for another week

Delta Corp casinos in Goa have been closed since April 29.
Delta Corp casinos in Goa have been closed since April 29.

Authorities in Goa have confirmed current countermeasures will remain in place until August 30 although the curve of new Covid-19 cases has started to decline.

India.- Despite a decline in new Covid-19 cases, the government of Goa has announced that the state’s curfew will continue until the end of August. Casinos will remain closed, as will auditoriums, community halls, river cruises, spas and massage parlours. Goa reported 122 new Covid-19 cases last Saturday.

Delta Corp‘s casinos in Goa have been closed since April 29. However, the company has been recently allowed to reopen its venue in Sikkim.

In May, Delta Corp asked authorities for a waiver on licence fees due to the impact on its venues. Delta Corp reported a consolidated net loss of Rs28.93 crore for the first quarter of the year. That compares to a profit of Rs57.77 crore in the previous quarter. 

Net sales declined 64.1 per cent to Rs75.87 crore when compared to the fourth quarter of last year, but were up 57 per cent year-on-year.

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