The Resorts World Genting casino complex in Malaysia has resumed operations on Tuesday, after being closed for more than three weeks. That is according to a notice on the website of the casino property, a venue operated by Genting Malaysia Bhd.
The notice said the venue was “pleased to inform” the public that “Resorts World Genting will resume operations at 6pm on Tuesday, 16 February 2021, with strict standard operating procedures in place”.
It added: “Some of our hotels, facilities, attractions and other offerings will be subjected to revised operating hours, limited availability or temporary closure.”
The property said the gaming areas – including Genting Casino, Genting Club, and Genting Club Private Gaming – would only be open for Genting Rewards members. The gaming venues will operate from 10am until 2am the following day, according to information on the property’s website.
Resorts World Genting (pictured in a file photo) previously announced it would temporarily close its doors from January 22 until February 4. That coincided with the introduction by the Malaysian government of a so-called movement control order, aimed as a Covid-19 countermeasure.
The property had then extended the shutdown period to February 18, because of a near-nationwide movement control order issued by the national government to cover that period.
The property was able to reopen sooner than expected as the Malaysian authorities said on Tuesday they would ease curbs in a number of areas in the nation. The government however extended the ongoing partial lockdown by another two weeks in three key states and the federal capital, Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysia was facing a new spike in Covid-19 cases, but the number of infections has shown signs of abating in the past week, showed official data. The country recorded 2,176 cases on Monday, the lowest daily case tally since January 11.
In a separate filing, Genting Malaysia said that the Resorts World Awana hotel had also resumed operations on February 16. Two other non-gaming properties, Resorts World Kijal and Resorts World Langkawi, are to resume operations on February 19, said the company.
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