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The first casinos in Colombia will open their doors in the city of Medellín, as the city downgraded their alert level related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The move will see casinos and bingo halls able to open beginning September 14th due to the step down, which is tied to low infection and fatality rates. Medellín's numbers are much lower per capita than other cities and regions within the country.
Speaking about the decision Medellín Mayor Daniel Quintero noted: "Enough is enough, we need to reopen the economy and that is why Medellín has committed to starting this process of economic opening with the National Government, with the guarantee that it's time to give people a break."
Other regions are starting to plan for opening up as infection and death rates stabilize, with Catago authorizing a re-opening plan to try to get the economy moving.
We'll be following the openings and report back to CL readers as to how they play out.