MARINA Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa are among the large event properties suspending operations as the Singapore government orders the closing of schools, workplaces and other non-essential operations to combat Covid-19.
The shutdowns come as the government rolled out stricter “circuit-breaker” measures from April 7 to May 4 after a rise in coronavirus cases.
The measures are designed to significantly reduce movements and interactions in public places to bring infection numbers down.
Resorts World Sentosa said all attractions including Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium, Adventure Cove Waterpark and Dolphin Island, and the casino would be closed during the period.
In a social media post, Marina Bay Sands said: For those who have booked a hotel stay with us, reservations for room nights for 7 April to 4 May will be cancelled. We will make our best efforts to find accommodation elsewhere for guests who have already checked in and who were due to stay with us beyond the closure period. These are unprecedented times for all of us, but we are all in this together.”
A S$60 billion stimulus package has also been announced by the Singapore government to ease the economic impact of the pandemic.