Magikland in Silay City will be closed this weekend after one of its park ride attendants tested positive for COVID-19.
As a preventive measure and in accordance with government safety standards, Magikland management decided to close the park today, December 11, until Sunday, December 13, but hopes to reopen it next weekend, Reynaldo Bantug, Magikland, Aton Land and Leisure Inc. president and CEO, said.
The employee who tested positive for COVID-19 is asymptomatic and is isolating at home. Contact tracing shows that his exposure was from outside Magikland’s premises, Bantug said.
Bantug said all of the close to 100 Magikland employees tested negative for COVID-19 when the park reopened on November 14.
Now they will retest all those who came in contact with the park ride attendant, Bantug said.
“We hope to open again next weekend once all tests are in and are negative,” he added.
He said the park ride attendant came in contact with other Magikland staff on non-operating days, which means that no park guests were exposed.
“The health and safety of our staff and visitors is of utmost importance to us at Magikland,” Bantug assured.
Meanwhile, the fantasy film “Magikland” directed by the late Peque Gallaga is one of the 10 official entries to the virtual 2020 Metro Manila Film festival, he said.
It will be available at upstream.ph on December 25, he added.*