Kangwon Land closure extended to May 11

Kangwon Land, South Korea’s only casino open to the local people, has announced that it will extend its Covid-19 closure yet again, this time for a further week until May 11 at 6 am.

The decision was made at a meeting held at the company headquarters on April 29.

Operations at Kangwon Land were originally suspended on February 23, and the period of the closure has been repeatedly extended in line with continuing concerns about the spread of coronavirus infection.

The company’s resort facilities may be reopened in stages, though no precise schedule has yet been provided.

Kangwon Land, which is located in an economically underdeveloped former mining community, is a major pillar for local business, and the ongoing suspension of its operations has deeply affected the region.