Kangwon Land closure extended

South Korea has moved to level of alert 2.5.
South Korea has moved to level of alert 2.5.

The casino in Jeongseon-gun has been closed since August 23 due to heightened measures against Covid-19.

South Korea.- Kangwon Land casino has once again extended its period of closure owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The only casino where South Koreans can legally gamble was due to reopen on September 7, but excecutives have extended the closure until September 21.

The casino in Jeongseong-un province had reopened for VIPs in May. closed again on August 23 after a spike in Covid-19 cases.

It expects a loss of KRW36.4 billion (US$30.6 million) due to the closure from August 23 to September 21.

The South Korea health authorities have raised the level of alert from 2 to 2.5, which means limits on some business operations in the capital Seoul.

By Friday, South Korea had accumulated 20,842 cases of Covid-19 infections, 198 of them in the preceding 24 hours.

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