Resorts World Genting Extends Closure to February 18

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Resorts World Genting (RWG) has announced it will remain closed until February 18, after the Malaysian Government extended the country’s Movement Control Order (MCO) amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a statement posted on the property’s website, RWG as well as the company’s three non-gaming resorts – Resorts World Awana, Resorts World Kijal and Resorts World Langkawi – will stay closed until February 18. All had originally closed their doors on January 22 following the implementation of MCO in the state of Pahang, where most of the Highlands resort is located.

Essential resort-based services such as security, bomba (fire and rescue), utilities and clinics will remain operational.

RWG had been staging a strong recovery in the latter months of 2020 before having to reduce capacity in early January as Malaysia experienced a new wave of COVID-19. It also reported a handful of positive COVID-19 cases among workers at a staff canteen, a facility not accessible by the public.

RWG and its associated non-gaming properties were previously closed for three months in 2020, from mid-March to mid-June, as the initial wave of COVID-19 spread across the globe.

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