Atlantis Delays Opening as U.S COVID Cases Spike
The mega resort told the prime minister it will reopen July 30th instead
Speaking in the House of Assembly on Tuesday evening, while tabling the Emergency Powers Regulations, Minnis said spike in coronavirus cases in the United States caused the delay.
“I would have had a discussion with Atlantis, thirty minutes ago. Atlantis have informed me that as a result of what’s happening in the United States, they have decided that it would probably be best that they delay their opening until the 30th of July.
“We are all aware of what’s happening in the United States of America. In may states, the surge continues…, hospitals are being maximized to the state of being over ran. And if that happens here, you can image…We must do everything within our powers to ensure that it doesn’t happen in the Bahamas,” he said.
The megaresort had promised to reopen its doors on July 7th, after the Bahamas officially reopens for tourism on July 1st.
The resort said it will reopen using a multi-phased plan that will begin with the opening of two of the property’s resorts, The Royal, East and West and the Harborside Resort.