Resorts World Genting of Malaysia is already closed amid the COVID19 outbreak. The Resorts World Sentosa of Singapore has also placed multiple restrictions. However, the restrictions are getting tougher as the pandemic is further spreading in Malaysia and Singapore.
Genting Malaysia has posted on its website that the shut down has been extended to April 14. This came after the Prime Minister of Malaysia; Muhyiddin Yassin extended the Movement Control Order (MCO) for further two weeks. Malaysia is the hardest-hit country due to COVID19 in the Southeast Asia region. Currently, the country has 1796 active cases and 19 people have lost their lives.
Apart from Genting, Resorts World Awana, Resorts World Kijal and Resorts World Langkawi are also closed due to the MCO. However, the resorts have promised to open as soon as MCO ends.
Initially, Resorts World Genting was closed on March 18th and it was supposed to open on March 31st. However, since then the outbreak has further spread in Malaysia. However, the sister property of Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore is still open as the country has only recorded 631 cases so far. The property of Singapore is still open but with some restrictions.
The Singapore property said that it would follow the order of the government for social distancing. This means the property would not allow gatherings of 10 or more. Even though Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A Aquarium and Dolphin Island are open, but the indoor and outdoor shows, tours are canceled from March 27 until further notice. However, considering the global pandemic, the situation might worsen in Singapore as well and that might ramp up the restriction even more. Even Singapore might need to take stricter actions such as Malaysia in the near future.