Naga closes Cambodia casino as staff slam COVID response

Hong Kong-listed operator says it acted 'swiftly' to positive tests among workers.

Hong Kong-listed NagaCorp has temporarily closed its Cambodian casino complex NagaWorld after 11 workers tested positive for COVID-19.

The closure comes as Cambodia is experiencing its worst coronavirus outbreak since the pandemic began, with thousands of residents in the capital Phnom Penh under a lockdown, but workers at the casino say action should have come sooner.

NagaCorp issued a notice to shareholders late on Monday announcing the closure, which it described as “swift,” “responsible” and voluntary.

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