Mexican union proposes tougher restrictions to reopen casinos Lucia Mouriño, SBC Americas · January 22, 2021 at 1:45 am The Entertainment Industry Union from the Mexican state Nuevo León has proposed stricter protocols in order to be able to reopen entertainment spaces, including casinos. Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the state, Governor Jaime Rodríguez ordered last December the closure of casinos, event venues, cinemas and other businesses from the entertainment industry. Félix Coronado, technical secretary of the Union, told local media outlet Milenio that although they are aware that there’s a sanitary problem in Nueva León, they need to return to work to avoid businesses from permanently shutting down. “[We are] concerned about the delicate health situation, but the economic issue is also very fragile. Just as lives are being lost due to the pandemic, many businesses are also being lost,” he said.