Casinos in Goa remain shuttered as the Indian resorts region continues to fight Covid
Delta Corp’s casinos in Goa will remain closed for at least another five days as the resort region continues to cope with the pandemic.
Goa’s casinos have been closed for about a month. It remains unclear what financial impact the continuing shuttering will have on Delta Corp.
“We are unable to estimate the quantum of potential losses on account of this temporary closure and the pandemic at this time,” said Delta Corp in a recent filing.
For now, the state’s government has in place what it calls a “corona curfew.” It will be in effect at least until June 7.
Under the curfew, most businesses except those selling essential products remain closed in Goa. According to Daily News and Analysis, those selling essential items basically are open between 7 am and 1 pm.
In India, the pandemic led to widespread death, severe illness, and an oxygen shortage. Many of those who die from Covid-19 in India pass away because of delayed admission to hospitals, said the national news site, India.com.
Editing by Rachel Hu