Sikkim closes all casinos due to Coronavirus

Sikkim closes all casinos due to Coronavirus

Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang implements a range of measures to halt the spread of the deadly disease.

India.- Sikkim, the small Indian state wedged between Nepal and Bhutan, has closed of all its casinos because of Coronavirus.

The Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang has imposed a range of measures, including banning tourists for entering the region.

According to Asia Gaming Brief, he also stated that all educational institutions, discos, cinemas, gyms, and casinos must remain shut until April 15.

The Chief Minister also urged local residents to avoid venturing outside of the state except under emergency conditions.

India has not been significantly impacted by the virus, with only 156 confirmed cases and three deaths to date.

Goa has also taken similar steps, and on Saturday took the decision to close all casinos as part of a wide-range of measures announced by the government to combat the spread of Coronavirus.

All casinos, education institutes, gyms, spas, pubs, clubs, public swimming pools and theatres in Goa will remain closed until 31 March 2020, although restaurants and malls can remain open.

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