Genting Malaysia Bhd (GenM) is temporarily closing its resort destinations in Malaysia and in the United States (US) until March 31, joining the growing list of gaming and entertainment centres around the world shutting their doors following the outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid-19).
The casino giant is closing Resorts World Genting (RWG), Resorts World Awana, Resorts World Kijal and Resorts World Langkawi until March 31, following the Movement Control Order announced on Monday.
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced a nationwide MCO starting March 18 until 31 due to the outbreak, which is enforced under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 and the Police Act 1967.
In a statement, GenM said the closure encompasses all of its hotel facilities, food and beverage outlets, casino, Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park, entertainment facilities, attractions, shopping malls as well as retail outlets at RWG.
It said essential resort-based services such as security, Fire and Rescue Department, utilities and clinics will remain operational during this period.
RWG will resume operations from April 1.
GenM said all reservations during the period have been cancelled and guests may seek for a refund or change their reservation dates.
The same applies for reservations made at Resorts World Awana, Resorts World Kijal and Resorts World Langkawi.
Meanwhile in the US, GenM temporarily closed its two massive casinos - Resorts World Casino New York City (RWNYC) and Resorts World Catskill (RWC) - until further notice.
RWV posted on its website that after careful deliberation with New York State officials and it partners at the New York Hotel Trades Council, it has decided to temporarily close the resort for the health and safety of its workforce, patrons and community.
GenM also operates Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore, Resorts World Bimini in the Bahamas, and over 40 casinos including Resorts World Birmingham in the United Kingdom, among others.