NagaCorp denies reports of casino staffer COVID-19 infection

Cambodia’s largest casino operator is pushing back hard on media reports that one of its staff has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

This past weekend, Cambodia’s Ministry of Health announced that it had confirmed two additional cases of COVID-19 infection in the nation’s capital Phnom Penh. The Ministry said one of these infections was a 50-year-old Canadian male working in a Phnom Penh casino.

Since the only legal casino in the capital is NagaCorp’s sprawling NagaWorld facility, local media began reporting that the infected casino staffer worked at NagaWorld. This prompted swift pushback from the property’s chief human resource officer Hein Dames, who told the Khmer Times that such reports were “misleading.”

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