Covid-19 case forces temporary closure of Paradise City

Paradise City in Incheon has been hit by a Covid-19 case among a staff member, forcing the facility to shut down on September 1 for several days while emergency disinfection measures are carried out.

The infected worker was a chef at a Chinese restaurant within the facility, but did not have interactions with customers. The investigation by the authorities also found that there were no lapses in Paradise City’s infection protection measures.

All of the staff of the Chinese restaurant have been put in mandatory quarantine and about 350 other employees are being tested.

It is expected that Paradise City will be permitted to reopen on Thursday afternoon.

Nevertheless, the economic damage from the pandemic has already been impacting Paradise City gravely, seeing its hotel reservation rate fall from around 100 percent to about 15 percent. This episode may drive that figure even lower.