In Australia and casino operator SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited has reportedly announced that its SkyCity Adelaide property has been temporarily shuttered owing to a local outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to a report from Inside Asian Gaming, the Wellington and Sydney-listed firm revealed that the four-day closure was brought in from earlier today after the government for the state of South Australia imposed a new range of lockdown restrictions in response to the Monday appearance of three new cases of the potentially-lethal contagion.
The government of Premier Steven Marshall reportedly revealed that his state’s most recent coronavirus infections originated in Sydney with the fresh controls, which prohibit all non-essential business from opening, now set to run until at least midnight local time on Friday. The source detailed that these ‘Level Four’ regulations have moreover reintroduced mandatory mask mandates and brought in a prohibition on large public events while obliging all patrons inside any local food and beverage outlet to be seated.
SkyCity Adelaide has now reportedly become the latest victim of anti-coronavirus measures that recently led to the closure of casinos across the neighboring states of Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales. As such and The Star Sydney from operator The Star Entertainment Group Limited is purportedly due to remain shuttered until July 30 while Crown Resorts Limited’s giant Crown Melbourne development is widely expected to stay locked beyond today’s expiration of its own local lockdown.
In its Monday report on the matter and The New Zealand Herald newspaper explained that SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited has conversely not been obliged to close its Adelaide venue’s 120-room Eos by SkyCity luxury hotel. The operator purportedly used an official filing to announce that this five-star venue is to remain open ‘to accommodate hotel guests currently staying in-house pending further advice from the South Australian government.’
Inside Asian Gaming reported that Australia’s latest wave of coronavirus infections began in mid-June when a Sydney limousine driver contracted the highly-contagious ‘delta variant’ while transporting an airline crew to their hotel. The source explained that cases in the large New South Wales city have since ballooned to well over 1,000 encompassing 97 fresh instances only yesterday.
Australia has so far recorded 915 deaths directly linked to the coronavirus pandemic with the latest menace having reportedly been made worse by group of removalists who flouted lockdown orders earlier this month to travel from Sydney to the states of Victoria and South Australia. This unauthorized journey was purportedly carried out despite the fact that two of the party had recently tested positive and has additionally been blamed for twelve new cases that were recorded in Melbourne on Monday.