Hong Kong Disneyland is shutting down again, less than one month after it reopened, following a new wave of coronavirus outbreak in the city.
The theme park was reopened on June 18, as the coronavirus cases in the country were low and under control. But the sudden surge in numbers has forced the administration to take this preemptive measure to contain further spread of this infectious disease.
The theme park was originally closed at the end of January as the pandemic spread across China and other Asian countries.However, Disney has again decided to close its gates on Wednesday as social distancing measures were reimposed.”As required by the government and health authorities in line with prevention efforts taking place across Hong Kong, Hong Kong Disneyland park will temporarily close from 15 July,” Disney said in a statement.
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After the Shanghai Disneyland reopened in May, Hong Kong Disneyland was the second Disney park to reopen.
The surge in infections had forced authorities in the city to bring back measures to contain the new outbreak. Hong Kong officials said activities including large social gatherings, dining-in at restaurants, and going to the gym would be temporarily suspended.
However, the Hong Kong park closure won’t impact Walt Disney World in the US. Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and the Animal Kingdom reopened in Florida last week with limited footfall and precautionary measures in the place.
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