Today, Resorts World Genting will temporarily close all of its operations.
The resort complex with a casino, located near the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, will be closed until March 31.
News that they will temporarily suspend their activity appeared shortly after Malaysian Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin issued an order to control all citizens’ movements because of the global coronavirus epidemic.
According to a report on the official Genting Malaysia website, the expected closure includes: hotels, casino, restaurants, entertainment venues, shopping centers, Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park, other attractions of Resorts World Genting.
The operator of the gambling and hotel business said that full-time work at his resort would resume on April 1.
A company’s announcement of Monday said that all hotel bookings made during the closing period will be canceled and all guests can request compensation or change the reservation dates.
Basic services will continue to work
Genting Malaysia says that during the two-week closing period, all the basic services at its resort will work. These include security, utilities and clinics.
As it was mentioned earlier, news of the closure of Resorts World Genting appears just a day after the Malaysian Prime Minister ordered to introduce strict travel restrictions.
With over 550 confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Monday, Malaysia has become one of the most affected countries in Southeast Asia.
Residents of foreign countries are prohibited from entering the country, and citizens are prohibited from leaving Malaysia and traveling abroad. All commercial premises are closed, with the exception of markets and shops that supply goods for the daily needs of residents.
Besides the resort in its homeland, the Genting Group has also closed some of its facilities in other countries in response to the global crisis with coronavirus. Resorts World Manila’s property was closed on Sunday. Earlier the Philippine gambling regulator PAGCOR ordered to close temporarily all resort complexes with casinos and other gambling establishments.