Marina Bay Sands carries out mass Covid-19 testing for employees

Last week Marina Bay Sands closed its doors for 24 hours after two workers tested positive for Covid-19.
Last week Marina Bay Sands closed its doors for 24 hours after two workers tested positive for Covid-19.

Marina Bay Sands has tested 7,450 employees for Covid-19 following its snap closure after two workers tested positive.

Singapore.- The casino resort Marina Bay Sands (MBS) has announced that it tested 7,450 team members and 800 contractors for Covid-19 between May 21 and May 26.

The company took the decision after two casino dealers tested positive for Covid-19: a 36-year-old man from Malaysia and a 35-year-old man from Singapore.

The company reopened its doors 24 hours later after carrying out deep cleaning. 

Marina Bay Sands stated: “This was done in addition to our enhanced polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing regime for all team members working on the property.”

The casino operator continues to operate with revised capacities and stricter safety measures.

Marina Bay Sands has asked all visitors to use the TraceTogether app, a digital system implemented by Singapore’s government to facilitate the identification of people who may have come into close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19.

Guests were also reminded to wear masks at all times, to maintain the one-metre distancing rule and to avoid congregating in groups of more than two persons.

Marina Bay Sands will also have so-called Safe Distancing Ambassadors roaming around the property to remind guests of the measures.

Singapore will be under its Phase-2 of restrictions until at least June 13. The Ministry of Health reported 25 new cases in the last 24 hours.

As for the planned travel bubble with Hong Kong, Singapore’s Ministry of Transport has confirmed that it has been put back until at least June.

In April, the Ministry of Transport announced the air travel bubble was to begin on May 26. However, last week Singapore registered new cases of Covid-19, leading to the plans to be put back.

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