The Malaysian casino resort will close temporarily due to the new movement control order mandated by the government.
Malaysia.- Authorities in Malaysia have mandated the temporary closure of the Resorts World Genting (RWG) casino complex from Friday (January 22) until February 4 as part of Covid-19 countermeasures in light of a third wave of infections in the country.
The Malaysian government had already imposed a movement control order due to a rise in Covid-19 cases. The casino complex had so far been able to avoid total closure, instead announcing it would operate at a reduced capacity.
However, the sanitary situation has pushed authorities to tighten measures further and a new order forces the closure of businesses in the Malaysian state of Pahang, where the hill resort of Genting Highlands is located near the capital of Kuala Lumpur.
The casino resort, operated by Genting Malaysia Bhd, said that essential resort-based services at Resorts World Genting, including security, firefighting, utilities and clinics, would remain operational.
The resort said: “We regret any inconvenience caused by the temporary closure of our resort.”
Customers with a booking for the affected period can ask for a change of date or refund, it said.
Malaysia’s Ministry of Health has reported that the country recorded 4,008 new Covid-19 cases during the 24-hour period up to noon on Wednesday.
The new cases brought the national tally of infections to 169,379. A total of 630 people had died from Covid-19 as of noon on Wednesday.