Vietnam shuts all of its casinos

Vietnam will close all casino venues.
Vietnam will close all casino venues.

Country becomes the latest to prepare for lockdown and require casinos to close their doors to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Vietnam.- After Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc warned major cities to prepare for a Coronavirus lockdown, the country’s casinos have now closed their doors.s.

“Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have to review and update plans to battle the virus, and have to stand ready for city lockdown scenarios,” Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told local media.

“Vietnam has entered the pandemic’s peak period, major cities have to speed up and take advantage of each hour and minute to carry out defined measures,” Phuc added.

Among other measures, the country has stopped public gatherings and non-essential services until April 15th. It has put a halt on inbound flights and restricted domestic movements.

The government has also mandated the closure of gaming venues, while neighbour countries such as Cambodia are implementing the same measures.

Despite lockdowns in other Asian countries, Singapore’s two IRs remain open, but with severe restrictions in place. Macau also recently reopened all casinos, but its borders are effectively closed to foreign visitors.

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