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Is Genting Highlands Closed Over COVID-19 Cases?

Is Genting Highlands Closed Over Many COVID-19 Cases?

Did Genting Highlands just get shut down after many of their employees tested positive for COVID-19? 😱

Find out what’s going on, and what the facts really are!

 

Genting Highlands : Closed Over Many COVID-19 Cases?

On 6 January 2021, we received a video taken inside First World Hotel in Genting Highlands, together with this message :

Genting Highland just 25 minutes ago was found that some few Customers are having Covid-19 and all was Stop the whole Casino of Genting Highlands, too

Customers are Not allowed to return back and all are detained for further Quarantine for (10) days because of this Dangerous Various Covid-19 !!……………….

Even all Genting Highlands Casino’s Staff all must Quarantine for (10) days………. And all Casino in Genting Highlands are Not allowed to Operate in between these (14) days………

The video appears to show Genting Highlands casino employees waiting to be quarantined after being identified as close contacts of COVID-19 patients.

The lady recording the video claimed that someone at the (staff) canteen was infected, so those who came into contact had to quarantine for 10 days.

She was being quarantined because she was seen in the CCTV packing food from the canteen. She also complained that she had to wait a long time in the queue.

 

Genting Highlands : Not Closed Over COVID-19 Cases, Yet

The video is genuine, but the message attached to it is false. Here are the facts…

Fact #1 : This Video Was Shot On 5 January 2021

According to someone working at Genting Highlands, the video is genuine, and was shot on 5 January 2021.

Fact #2 : That Was A Check-In Line For Employees

At the 9th and 10th second of the video (right screenshot below), you can see the sign saying “Check In At Counter  – EMPLOYEES“.

So it does indeed look like employees are lining to check in for their quarantine at the First World Hotel.

Fact #3 : The Shorter Quarantine Period Is Correct

Malaysia reduced the quarantine period from 14-days to just 10 days from 14 December 2020 onwards.

Fact #4 : Several Workers At Staff Canteen Positive For COVID-19

On 7 January 2021, Resorts World Genting confirmed that several workers at their staff canteen were positive for COVID-19.

They were isolated, and employees who had been to the canteen were asked to be “accommodated separately for a certain period” – a quarantine, in other words.

However, they did not reveal how many workers were infected, and how many were quarantined.

Fact #5 : Genting Highlands Is Still Open

Despite a number of employees testing positive, and what looks like a large number of employees quarantined, Genting Highlands remains open to the public.

The staff canteens are not accessible to the public, and have been “thoroughly sanitised and disinfected“.

They also sanitised and disinfected the areas frequented by the affected workers.

 

Resorts World Genting : Official Statement On COVID-19 Cases

Here is Resorts World Genting’s official statement on the COVID-19 exposure at their resort.

7 January 2021

Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 at Genting Highlands

In early January, several workers at our staff canteens were tested RTK-Antigen positive. The affected workers were detected during our regular health and safety screening and were immediately isolated. Contact tracing is in progress and for precaution, we have asked some employees who have been to these canteens, be accommodated separately for a certain period. Meanwhile, we have reported the matter to the Ministry of Health (MOH) and will work closely with the authority to address this.

We have thoroughly sanitised and disinfected the staff canteens as well as any areas frequented by the workers. These canteens are not accessible to the public.

We assure everyone that SOPs are in place and will be continuously reviewed and enhanced to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all in Resorts World Genting. The resort remains open to the public.

We will continue to take the necessary precautionary measures as the health and safety of all our guests and employees have always been our utmost priority. We kindly advise everyone to remain vigilant and adhere to the SOPs issued by the government. This includes wearing a face mask, observing physical distancing, and adopting good personal hygiene practices at all times.

 

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Fact Check : PDRM Alert On 2021 New Year Eve Celebrations!

Is the PDRM alert about a major operation to target the 2021 New Year Eve celebrations genuine?

Find out what’s going on, and what the facts are!

 

Claim : PDRM Alert On 2021 New Year Eve Celebrations

This warning went out on social media today, warning about a major PDRM operation to target the 2021 New Year Eve celebrations.

Here is the original warning in Bahasa Malaysia, followed by our English translation below :

“PDRM ALERT”

*Operasi Besar-besaran Sempena Sambutan Ambang Tahun Baru 2021
Seluruh Negara

Tarikh: 31.12.2020
Masa: Jam 10 malam hingga jam 2 pagi
Lokasi: Seluruh Negara

Operasi ini melibatkan semua unit Ibu Pejabat Polis Negeri dan Daerah termasuk Balai-Balai Luar, antaranya seperti berikut:-
▪Semua Unit Kereta Peronda (MPV)
▪Semua Pegawai dan Anggota Trafik
▪Unit Rondaan Bermotosikal (URB)
▪Team serbuan dan tangkapan Cawangan Jenayah
▪Team serbuan dan Tangkapan Cawangan Narkotik
▪Risikan Maklumat Cawangan Khas (SB)
▪Team Pemantauan dan Kompoun COVID 19

AMARAN
▪Tidak dibenarkan sebarang Sambutan dan konvoi kenderaan.
▪Tidak dibenarkan sebarang perhimpunan dan pembakaran bunga api.
▪KECUALI yang mendapat kebenaran bertulis dari pihak PDRM setelah tapisan syarat yang ketat dikeluarkan.
▪Akta 342 Kawalan Penyakit-berjangkit masih berkuatkuasa.
▪Tumpuan dan tindakan utama operasi mencegah aktiviti Bermotosikal dan lumba haram.
▪Tangkapan dan pendakwaan akan dikenakan terhadap semua pelanggaran undang-undang seperti di atas.

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#KitaJagaKita

“PDRM ALERT”

* Massive Operation in Conjunction with the New Year Eve Celebration 2021 Across The Country

Date: 31.12.2020
Time: 10 PM to 2 AM
Location: Nationwide

This operation involves all units at the State and District Police Headquarters including External Stations, including : –
▪All Patrol Car Units (MPV)
▪All Traffic Officers and Members
▪Motorcycle Patrol Unit (URB)
▪Raiding and arrest teams of the Criminal Branch
▪Raiding and arrest teams of the Narcotics Branch
▪Special Branch (SB) Intelligence
▪COVID-19 Monitoring and Compound Team

WARNING
▪No any Celebrations and convoys of vehicles are allowed.
▪No fireworks assembly and burning are not allowed, EXCEPT with written permission from the PDRM after a strict condition screening is issued.
▪Act 342 Control of Infectious Disease is still in force.
▪The main focus and action of operations is to prevent motorcycle and illegal racing activities.
▪ Arrests and prosecutions will be imposed on all violations of the law as above.

 

PDRM Alert On 2021 New Year Eve Celebrations : Possibly True

We attempted to verify the warning with PDRM, but they have not replied as of 9 PM.

Therefore, we are unable to confirm if there is actually a massive operation planned. However, we believe it is “possibly true” to some extent, because…

Fact #1 : PDRM Warned About Increase Inspection + Monitoring

On 28 December 2020, PDRM issued a statement regarding the year-end holidays and the 2021 New Year celebrations.

It acknowledge that people will be travelling and visiting each other, and this would likely lead to an increase in COVID-19 cases.

They reminded everyone to follow the SOP strictly, and warned that PDRM will increase their inspection and monitoring to ensure that the SOP is followed.

Fact #2 : New Year Eve Celebrations Are NOT Allowed

On 28 December 2020, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that the Malaysian government will NOT allow mass gatherings for the 2021 New Year Eve celebrations.

As a result, firework displays at the top New Year celebration spots like The Curve  and IPC Shopping Centre in Mutiara Damansara, Dataran Merdeka in downtown KL, and Resort World Genting in Genting Highlands, have been cancelled.

Fact #3 : PDRM Declined To Issue Any Permit For 2021 New Year Eve Celebrations

According to Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador, PDRM received requests for firework displays for the 2021 New Year Eve celebrations.

However, he said that PDRM decline to issue any permit for any 2021 New Year Eve celebration, including firework displays.

He also pointed out that this is in line with the 28 December 2020 announcement (Fact #2) that no mass gathering is permitted.

 

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Digi ESL One Malaysian Qualifiers Kicks Off This Weekend

25 November 2016Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) announced that it is the title sponsor for the upcoming Digi ESL One Malaysian qualifiers which kicks off this weekend.

 

Digi ESL One Dota 2

ESL One is the biggest and most prestigious international e-sports tournament with a number of video game titles being contested including the hugely popular Dota 2. ESL One is likened to being the World Cup of e-sports and this is the first time the Dota 2 qualifiers and global finals are being held in Malaysia. The Global ESL One Dota 2 finals has a prize pool of USD$250,000.

“Digi’s ambition is to be our customers’ favourite partner in digital life so the decision to tie up with ESL for the Digi ESL One tournament was an easy fit. We are not just bringing together top local talent to compete, but competitions like this are great for gaming fans who want to watch their local heroes battle it out with the world’s best. This partnership is also about bringing our customers what they love,” said Chan May Ling, Digi’s Head of Marketing Services.

“We are on a journey to discover Digital Champions. Digi is a strong supporter of e-sports and professional gaming in Malaysia and as part of the local gaming community, we want to nurture local talent and help them achieve their fullest potential in this growing professional sport,” said Chan.

“We have plenty of world class talent right here and ESL choosing Malaysia to host the global finals is a testament to the quality of our local gamers. Our local teams are no strangers to the world stage and have brought recognition to Malaysia’s competitiveness in e-sports,” she added.

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The local leg of the Digi ESL One qualifiers will be held in phases around the country with the first rounds kicking off this weekend. Winners from phase one proceed to the second phase before a national champion emerges to represent Malaysia in the global finals which will be held in Arena of Stars Resort World Genting from 6 to 8 Jan 2017.

Digi will also award the winning team from the local qualifiers with a sponsorship deal to help prepare them for competing against the world’s best during the global finals.

Other than going to the tournament venues to watch the matches, fans of the sport and competing teams can follow the action by streaming the battles live on YouTube Gaming, Tonton or Twitch. Digi Prepaid LiVE customers, in particular, get 8GB of free internet streaming quota every month to watch their favourite teams play.

In addition, Digi Prepaid LiVE customers also stand a chance to win VIP tickets to the competition in an exclusive contest that will be announced soon.

 

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ESL One Genting Debuts With $250K Dota 2 Tournament

eSports gamers and fans, rejoice! ESL One is coming to Malaysia! At a glitzy launch event in hip Bangsar, Resorts World Genting announced their partnership with ESL One and Mineski Events Team to host the ESL One Genting event.

The inaugural ESL One Genting event will be a Dota 2 tournament. With a total prize money of US$250,000 (roughly RM 1 million), it will feature the world’s best Dota 2 players, with the top 8 teams fighting it out at the Arena of Stars,  Genting Highlands from the 6th till the 8th of January 2017.

ESL One will announce the 8 teams that will be participating in the ESL One Genting Dota 2 tournament in January 2017 in the coming months. At the moment, ESL One can only reveal that they will consist of a mix of invited teams, internationally-qualified teams and an exclusive Malaysian team.

The ticket launch details will be announced in the coming weeks, but eSports and Dota 2 fans who want to get priority for tickets can register their interest with Resorts World Genting.

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ESL One Genting Party Time!

To celebrate their partnership with ESL One and Mineski Events Team, Resorts World Genting threw a party after the launch, with a great DJ, and free flow of drinks and hors d’oeuvres!

They also invited many awesome cosplayers to give the party an eSports feel.

And check out the bar tricks by this Ruyi & Lyn bartender!

Wished you were there, right? Well, we suspect Resorts World Genting will likely close the ESL One Genting tournament with an even bigger party!

 

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