Mayor demands immediate end of lockdown
However, it is uncertain when the reopening will take place. The state governor of Nevada, Steve Sisolak, had ordered all casinos to be closed for at least 30 days in mid-March.
Shortly thereafter, however, he extended the closure by another two weeks. However, the fact that the casinos will actually reopen on April 30 is unrealistic, as he explained on Tuesday.
While waiting for a critical update from health professionals, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman was less patient on Wednesday.
For heaven’s sake, we’re killing us right now and it’s killing Las Vegas, our industry, our conventions, our tourism business, which we have built with such hard work. The longer we wait with it, the more impossible it will be to recover.
She described the lockdown as an “insane” measure that, given the mortality rate, which according to her statistics is less than 0.5% of the infected nationwide, was not justified if one had to accept such an economic impact.
However, it currently seems unlikely that the governor will comply with their request for reopening.