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Cambodia: NagaWorld closed as employees test positive for Covid-19

11 employees at NagaWorld tested positive for Covid-19.
11 employees at NagaWorld tested positive for Covid-19.

NagaCorp has said it is working with Cambodia’s Ministry of Health to ensure a safe reopening as soon as possible.

Cambodia.- The NagaWorld casino complex in Cambodia has “immediately and voluntarily” suspended its activities after 11 staff members tested positive for Covid-19.

The venue screened 3,000 workers on or around February 27, according to a Monday filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

NagaCorp said: “The company is acting responsibly and swiftly to volunteer to temporarily suspend its business for a more thorough review of its precautionary and preventive measures already undertaken, while running in parallel a wholesome cleansing of the entire property to further protect all of its employees and visitors alike.”

The company has no announced an expected reopening date but said it was working in “full consultation” with Cambodia’s Ministry of Health.

The news comes after the release of a report by the consultancy Colliers International that predicts that Cambodia and Macau, will lead the recovery of land-based gaming in the Asia Pacific region.

Hong Kong-listed NagaCorp has exclusive rights to operate casinos in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh.

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