The casino resort remains open despite the movement control order in Malaysia but will operate with limited capacity.
Malaysia.- The casino complex Resorts World Genting (RWG) at Genting Highlands near the capital Kuala Lumpur has reduced its capacity limit following the announcement of new national restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The government has tightened the restrictions on movement in Malaysia in several regions until January 26 in a bid to contain the spread of Covid-19.
Resorts World Genting has remained open through the second wave of the pandemic in the country. It has said it will now suspend some attractions to comply with the countermeasures.
The new measures announced by Malaysia’s prime minister, Muhyiddin Yassin, on Monday cover five states, Penang, Selangor, Melaka, Johor and Sabah, and the federal territories of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan.
Interstate travel is banned across the country, while journeys between districts are not allowed within those states placed under the movement control order.
RWG said: “With this announcement, we anticipate a decline in the number of visitors to Resorts World Genting. Hence, we will be operating at a lower capacity and some of our offerings may not be available from January 13″.
It added that its hotels, facilities, attractions and other offerings would be subject to revised operating hours, limited availability or temporary closure.
It advised consumers to visit Resorts World Genting’s official website for further information.
The country is currently facing a new wave of Covid-19 cases: it recorded 3,309 new cases in the 24 hours up to noon on Tuesday, a new daily record.
The new cases brought the national tally of infections to 141,533. A total of 559 people have died in Malaysia from Covid-19 according to the Ministry of Health.