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Las Vegas Mayor Says Shuttered City Is Withering

Las Vegas Mayor Says Shuttered City Is Withering
Hotel room lights spell out "Vegas Strong" at the Wynn hotel-casino along the Las Vegas Strip as casinos and other business are shuttered due to the coronavirus outbreak. (John Locher/AP)

Wednesday, 15 April 2020 03:56 PM

Las Vegas is withering with tourists staying home and conventions and businesses closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the city’s outspoken mayor.

“This shutdown has become one of total insanity,” Mayor Carolyn Goodman said the day after Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak declared he was nowhere near reopening parts of the state’s idled economy.

“I am asking: Open the city. Open Clark County. Open the state,” said Goodman, reading a statement at the start of weekly online City Council meeting.

“For heaven’s sake,” Goodman said, “being closed is killing us already, and killing Las Vegas, our industry, our convention and tourism business that we have all worked so hard to build.

"The longer we wait to do this, the more impossible it will become to recover.”

State health officials reported Wednesday that more than 3,200 people have been diagnosed with the virus, and 131 have died.

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Las Vegas is withering with tourists staying home and conventions and businesses closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the city's outspoken mayor. "This shutdown has become one of total insanity," Mayor Carolyn Goodman said the day after Nevada Gov. Steve...
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