Nepal felt the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on tourism, deciding to close all resorts and casinos.
Nepal.- While most of the countries in the world are staying in quarantine, tourism is facing the impact and so are all related industries. Nepal has decided to shut down hotel operations and casinos until the situation improves, according to local media.
The closures follow an official circular from the Home Ministry of the Government of Nepal outlining a series of restrictions to curb the spread of the virus, including prohibiting public gatherings of more than 25 people.
Australian-listed Silver Heritage Group announced the temporary closure of its two Nepal casinos, Tiger Palace Resort Bhairahawa and The Millionaires Club and Casino Kathmandu.
Hyatt Regency did the same: “We have decided to shut down the hotel for at least six weeks beginning March 21. While the hotel lacks business, the decision also intends to prevent the possible spread of coronavirus among our staff and guests,” said Govinda Pariyar, PR manager at Hyatt Regency.
Nepal has seen a severe decline in the inflow of foreign tourists due to the coronavirus.