Casinos In Metro Manila To Remain Closed Until Mid-August

Casinos and other gambling establishments in Metro Manila are officially scheduled to remain closed until at least August 15 after the federal government extended the ‘general community quarantine’ order of the giant conurbation due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

According to a study from GGRAsia, the capital city of the Philippines was put under lockdown from March 15 after the number of people infected with the potentially deadly disease exceeded 100 nationwide. The source clarified that this change included the closure of all local sports betting, online gaming, bingo and poker establishments as well as the four major integrated casino resorts in the growth of Resorts World Manila, Solaire Resort and Casino, City of Dreams Manila and Okada Manila.

Harry Roque, a spokesman for President Rodrigo Duterte, had previously claimed that the metropolis could be put under a more strict ‘modified enhanced community quarantine’ if by the end of July the number of coronavirus patients had exceeded 85,000. The source clarified that yesterday 3,954 new nationwide cases were reported including 1,703 for Metro Manila to take the historical number of those who caught the disease to 89,374 for 1,983 deaths.

However, GGRAsia announced some good news from the Philippines recently, as Cebu City, which had been put under a ‘modified enhanced community quarantine’ since July 16, now had its lockdown status lowered to the less strict ‘general community quarantine.’ As a result, the southern metropolis of nearly one million inhabitants is now supposedly under the same isolation province.