Kangwon Land closes for 24 hours as coronavirus cases surge

Kangwon Land has announced the closure of its casino for 24 hours due to the coronavirus. 

Management did not elaborate on the reasons for the closure other than the “nationwide spread of COVID-19.” 

On Sunday, South Korea reported 169 new cases of coronavirus and four new deaths – bringing the total number of infected to more than 600 and six deaths – the largest number of confirmed infections outside of China.

The country has raised its disease alert to the country’s highest level. President Moon Jae-in said the country faced a “grave turning point” and that the next few days would be crucial to contain the outbreak.