Mexico City reopens casinos and betting houses despite the health alert caused by the coronavirus. The figures for Mexico are alarming, it is the fourth country in the world with the most deaths from COVID. Mexico City will remain on an orange traffic light for another week, on alert for the high level of infections.
The head of the Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, has reported the reopening of casinos and betting houses due to hospital discharge in recent days. Gambling and gambling establishments have been closed since last March due to the coronavirus health crisis. This new measure responds to the country’s need to save the economy.
“It is important to tell the public that we continue to have our guard up. We have been with the pandemic for almost seven months, and in particular in the city there is a satiety and a desire to return to normalcy, but it is very important that we continue with preventive measures, “explained Sheinbaum.
Casinos and gaming venues may open their doors with a maximum capacity of 30%. Business hours will be from 10 am to 10 pm, seven days a week. And users will only be able to stay one hour inside the premises.
People who wish to play in casinos or betting houses must wear masks. The venues must ensure regular ventilation systems to ensure the safety of players and employees. In principle, the sale of drinks or food within the premises will not be allowed. The measures imposed for the reopening are similar to those established in Spain.
Mexico, the fourth country in the world with the most deaths
Mexico is the fourth country with the most deaths caused by the coronavirus. The United States, Brazil and India outnumber the Mexican country in deaths and Spain is in eighth place. Since February, in Mexico there have been more than 83 thousand deaths and more than 805 thousand COVID infections. Mexico City represents 17% of the cases in the entire country and has 137,223 confirmed cases and 13,837 deaths. There are currently 2,590 people hospitalized, 675 in serious condition, according to the city government.
Mexico City reopens casinos as Spain has already done, and the rest of European countries, or Colombia. The pandemic has hit Mexico abruptly. The Mexican government decided to shut down the non-essential economy for two months, April and May. In these months there has been no mandatory quarantine for its inhabitants. As of June, the Government has started a reopening plan based on the colors of a traffic light.