RWG to remain open despite Malaysia lockdown

The casino and resort will keep its doors open during the latest measures.
The casino and resort will keep its doors open during the latest measures.

While some cities in the country undergo a partial lockdown for two weeks due to new Covid-19 cases, Resorts World Genting will remain open.

Malaysia.- Resorts World Genting has announced it will remain open despite the new lockdown mandated in Malaysia.

A Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) has been introduced in certain areas of the country due to a rise in the number of Covid-19 cases. Many cities, such as Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Selangor have been placed under partial lockdown for the next two weeks.

The CMCO involves the closure of parks, recreational centers, schools, childcare centers and places of worship, while travel between districts is also banned unless for the purpose of work. Other economic activities will continue as usual.

The company said in a statement that it “remains open as usual” but “will continue to monitor the situation” and provide necessary updates as more information becomes available.

It also said: “RWG has been continuously conducting deep cleaning and thorough sanitization throughout the resort as well as adhering to the strict SOPs issued by the government.

“This includes observing physical distancing, wearing face masks and adopting good personal hygiene practices. We will continue to do so to ensure the health and safety of all our guests and employees.”

Despite being forced to close RWG plus its three non-gaming properties – Resorts World Kijal, Resorts World Langkawi and Resorts World Awana – from March 18 until June 19 due to the pandemic, RWG has seen a reasonable recovery of both gaming and non-gaming operations. It has seen a 50 per cent increase in visitor arrivals since it reopened.

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