Authorities in Denmark ordered the temporary closure of casinos and gaming arcades to curb the spread of Covid-19.
Denmark.- Magnus Heunicke, the Nordic country’s Minister for Health, has recently announced the temporary closure of casinos and gaming arcades until at least January 31.
According to the Danish Gambling Authority (DGA), the measure was taken in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in Denmark.
The DGA also stated no sight of slot machines should be reported to the Gambling Authority during the closing period.
It then added: “When casinos and arcades reopen, the Danish Gambling Authority will take into account the involuntary closure period when inspecting the gaming machine.”
Covid-19 cases have risen sharply since December 2021 in Denmark, largely caused by the Omicron variant.
According to local media reports, the country now has the third-highest number of confirmed Omicron cases in the world, after the UK and the US.
During the press conference, Heunicke proposed a fourth vaccination dose for Denmark’s most at-risk citizens.