Luis Francisco Sucre, Panama’s Minister of Health, has reported that the country’s casinos and slot halls have been given a week’s notice and will be ready to reopen on March 6.
Casinos in the districts of Panama, Panama Oeste, Coclé, Herrera, Los Santos, and Veraguas will be allowed to reopen with capacity reduced to 50 percent.
On casino floors, safety precautions provide physical partitions dividing each computer and a two-meter space between them. Customers’ temperatures will be taken as they reach the venues, and face coverings will be needed. When a visitor stops playing, the machines can be washed and disinfected more thoroughly.
Beginning February 27, the district of Changuinola in the province of Bocas del Toro was put under a complete quarantine on weekends until the number of COVID-19 cases is decreased.
On February 9, the National Charity Lottery (LNB) and the Presidente Remón Racetrack in Juan Daz reopened operations. Panama has become one of the worst hit nations in Central America by the pandemic.