Melco closes Cyprus casinos
Operator shutters its four properties due to Coronavirus.
Cyprus.- Just three weeks after Melco Resorts & Entertainment opened its fourth satellite casino, the Cyprus Casinos Paphos (C2 Paphos), the operator has confirmed it will close all of its properties in the country due to Coronavirus.
The Council of Ministers has suspended the operations of some private businesses, forcing Melco to close its C2 Ayia Napa, C2 Nicosia, C2 Larnaca and C2 Paphos properties as well as its temporary C2 Limassol operation.
“In these challenging times that call for extreme measures, we rally behind the Government of Cyprus and the actions implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19,” Melco Chief Operating Officer International, Andy Choy, said.
“We fully support the decision to temporarily suspend the operation of entertainment facilities across the country in the best interest of all. We are also standing alongside our local partners and the entire tourism industry who have prioritised the safety of their personnel and guests with the utmost responsibility to safeguard their health,” he added.
Melco Resorts’ is the only gaming company that has authorisation to operate casinos in Cyprus.