India: Delta Corp casino in Sikkim to close until May 16

India is suffering a severe wave of Covid-19 cases.
India is suffering a severe wave of Covid-19 cases.

Delta Corp has announced it will shut its casino in Sikkim until at least May 16 due to a rise in Covid-19 cases.

India.- Delta Corp has announced it will temporarily suspend operations in the state of Sikkim, India, after authorities introduced a curfew from May 6 to May 16 due to a surge in Covid-19 cases.

According to the Ministry of Health, Sikkim registered 221 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, giving a total of 8,919 cases.

Sikkim authorities announced that only essential services are allowed to remain open.

Delta Corp said in a press release: “We are unable to estimate the quantum of potential losses on account of this temporary closure and the pandemic at this time.”

The company has been affected by the temporary closure of its three offshore casinos in Goa. Authorities have announced that the casinos will remain shut until at least May 10 along with gyms, colleges, schools and bars.

Delta Corp recently asked authorities for a waiver on its licence fees after reporting a profit of Rs1.28 crore (US$176,000), down 97.7 per cent year-on-year, in the last quarter of 2020.

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