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Chilean government gives in to casino claims and allows them to open in lockdown

The Government of Chile gave in to the claims made by the country’s gambling casinos and announced this Friday that they will be allowed to operate in Phase 2 of confinement.

« Taking into consideration the good health protection results obtained by the industry in the restart of its operations, it is appropriate that the municipal gambling casino operators and concessionaires can open in the aforementioned Step 2 », said the Superintendency of Casinos of I play through a statement.

The companies had been asking for months to be allowed to reopen, since to date they were only allowed to operate from Phase 3 of confinement onwards.

The Executive explained that casinos must implement a series of sanitary requirements such as acrylic barriers between gaming machines, guaranteeing a social distancing of two meters between players.

In addition, the capacity will be one person for every eight square meters of usable area of ​​the venue.

The Step-by-Step confinement plan establishes a 4-phase strategy with Phase 1 (quarantine) being the strictest and Phase 4 (initial opening) the most flexible.

Since March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) classifies the disease as a pandemic Covid-19 caused by the new Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, first detected in late 2019.

In Chile, 791,939 people were infected, of which 19,897 died.

Globally, there are 109,594,835 confirmed cases and 2,424,060 deaths, according to the latest WHO report.

Source: Sputnik

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