Singapore’s integrated Marina Bay Sands resort has conducted mass testing for COVID-19 of almost 7,500 employees in response to the recent outbreak of the disease in the sovereign state, as a result of which two dealers tested positive.
In a statement posted on the facility’s website, MBS said that it has started mass testing for personnel and contractors working at the facility.
A total of 7,450 employees and another 800 contractors underwent a rapid antigen test (ART) for COVID-19 between May 21 and 26, 2021, and all of them showed negative results. MBS confirmed that the tests were carried out in addition to its extended polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing regime for all personnel working on real estate, which provides for regular testing conducted every 14 or 28 days, depending on the work profile and the degree of risk.
“Marina Bay Sands continues to manage our facilities and attractions with the utmost care, raising the bar of our safety and hygiene measures to instill a greater sense of comfort and confidence in our guests, team members and the wider community”
The Integrated resort reopened the casino on May 19 after a two-day closure for an extensive deep cleaning in response to the positive results of two dealers.
MBS is now operating with limited capacity until at least June 13, 2021, including a limit of two people at the gaming table.
There were 19 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Singapore on Sunday, with the seven-day average now at 29 after the recent outbreak.
Source: Inside Asian Gaming