Melco Resorts & Entertainment subsidiary Cyprus Casinos has closed its five casinos in Cyprus for the next four weeks following a ruling by the Council of Ministers to suspend operations of certain private businesses.
The closure relates to Melco’s four satellite casinos – C2 Ayia Napa, C2 Nicosia, C2 Larnaca and C2 Paphos – as well as C2 Limassol, the temporary casino in operation while €550 million City of Dreams Mediterranean is being developed.
“In these challenging times that call for extreme measures, we rally behind the Government of Cyprus and the actions implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19,” said Melco Chief Operating Officer International, Andy Choy.
“We fully support the decision to temporarily suspend the operation of entertainment facilities across the country in the best interest of all. We are also standing alongside our local partners and the entire tourism industry who have prioritized the safety of their personnel and guests with the utmost responsibility to safeguard their health.”
Melco said it will continue to implement stringent cleaning and disinfection protocols over the coming weeks.
The closure of all Cyprus operations comes just three weeks after Melco opened its fourth and final satellite casino, C2 Paphos, located in the island’s main tourist area of Geroskipou.