Genting Malaysia, the division of the big international conglomerate Genting Group, has to reduce its operating capacity once again due to a new round of restrictions imposed by the government in order to deal with a rising number of Covid-19 cases.
Resorts World Genting announced that they will reduce their operations due to an expected decline in visitors until the end of January as a new interstate travel ban was decreed by the government.
“With this announcement, we anticipate a decline in the number of visitors to RWG,” the resort announced on their website. “Hence, we will be operating at a lower capacity and some of our offerings may not be available from 13 January 2021.
Some of our hotels, facilities, attractions and other offerings will be subjected to revised operating hours, limited availability or temporary closure.”
The new travel ban kicked in on January 13, following a sharp rise in new Covid-19 cases in Malaysia, over 3,000 per day. The ban virtually freezes all travel between six states: Penang, Selangor, Federal Territories, Johor, Melaka and Sabah.
In motivation of the ban, Muhyiddin Yassin, the Malaysian Prime Minister, said: “The situation today is indeed very alarming. Our healthcare system is under tremendous pressure now than at any other time since the start of the pandemic. As I have said before, unprecedented situations call for unprecedented measures.”