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The GKL Gangnam Casino to Extend Holiday, Death Toll from Employee Illness Rises

A foreigner-only casino at COEX in Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea, will be closed until 2 p.m. on Monday (January 10), organizers confirmed through a notice posted on the venue’s website. Employees’ COVID-19 cases rose to nine as of Friday. The casino, run by Seven Luck Brand’s Grand Korea Leisure (GKL), began temporary closure at 10 a.m. on Wednesday (January 5) after four first employees were diagnosed with COVID-19. Early shutters were intended to clean up and test all staff.

The venue was scheduled to reopen at 2 p.m. on Thursday, but the closure was extended until the same time on Friday, with news that four more employees were confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. The holiday was then extended to 2 p.m. on Friday before changing to Monday afternoon. The notice on the Seven Luck website includes confirmation of the extension of the closure period, and the shutdown system is a preemptive measure to prevent the spread of infection and reiterated that “it guarantees the safety of customers and employees.” 파친코

“We will do our best to ensure a safe stay through strict disinfection and preventive measures during the temporary closure,” he added

The notice further stated that “Gangbuk Hilton and Busan Lotte are operating normally,” referring to another GKL concert hall in Seoul and a concert hall in the southern port city of Busan. South Korean authorities have revived social distancing rules nationwide to prevent the resurgence of COVID-19. The measures will be effective at least until January 16. As of 12 a.m. on Sunday, South Korea had 3,376 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, including 6,037 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare.


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