Genting to temporarily shut casino

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GENTING Malaysia Bhd was scheduled to temporarily close its hilltop casino from yesterday until further notice and will comply with the government’s tighter virus restrictions, according to a statement on its website.

The statement comes after the company recalled and removed a similar one posted on its website yesterday afternoon.

The company’s Resorts World Genting will limit its operating hours from 8am to 8pm, effective today until June 7, it said, adding that this applies to all its hotels, food and beverage outlets, shopping malls, retail outlets and other facilities.

Malaysia on Saturday detailed further restrictions on movements to contain a record surge in Covid cases, and said high-risk places will be shut immediately.

“We will continue to fully adhere to the strict standard operating procedures issued by the government throughout the resort and we seek our guests’ cooperation to do the same,” the company said.

Genting Malaysia is due to announce its first-quarter earnings results as early as tomorrow, according to a spokesperson.