Corona Virus (COVID – 19) and Indian Poker Industry

Corona Virus (COVID – 19) and Indian Poker Industry

How Corona Virus (COVID – 19) affect Poker Industry?

A respiratory disease epidemic triggered by a novel coronavirus ( Covid 19) that was first identified in China and has now been reported at more than 100 countries worldwide, including India. As of March 16, 2020, there were more than 25,000 people infected alone in Italy and about 170,000 people around the world. Every place in Italy is being sealed off, and residents are under house arrest.

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India is facing a rapid decline in government revenues and economic growth for at least two-quarters as coronavirus (COVID – 19) hits economic activity.  This also explains how the virus impacts global trade, stock market, tourism, and people at a more local level in general. COVID – 19 can be spread from human to human. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this coronavirus. As the prevention of Coronavirus Disease, most of the state government has ordered the closure of schools, colleges, malls, theaters, amusement parks, pubs, swimming pools.

India is facing a rapid decline in government revenues and economic growth for at least two-quarters as coronavirus (COVID – 19) hits economic activity.

Coronavirus: Travel Restrictions

On Monday, the Government of India banned the entry of passengers from European Union (EU) countries, Turkey and the United Kingdom into India as a step to resist the further extent of Covid-19 in the country. Passengers arriving from the UAE, Qatar, Oman, and Kuwait must now be obligatorily quarantined for a minimum period of 14 days. Tourism is considered the main source of the Indian economy. Social gatherings have banned to slow the spread of Coronavirus. It affects the live poker industry too. 

Poker is a worldwide sport and on a global level, we are also seeing tournament cancellations and reduced numbers in cash games. Due to the spread of coronavirus the Triton Masters High Roller Event in Jeju was cancelled. In fear of the COVID-19 virus, many casinos have already closed their doors. The annual WSOP 2020 is about to take place in Las Vegas and there are reports that it might be cancelled or postponed. 

If you are into poker playing “online poker” is one of the safest ways to play poker and also keep yourself engaged as there is little chance of you catching Corona inside your home.

How to Protect Yourself

If you are into poker playing “online poker” is one of the safest ways to play poker and also keep yourself engaged as there is little chance of you catching Corona inside your home.

  • Avoid social gatherings.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Stop using unwashed hands to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid personal interaction with people who are sick.
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