Hong Kong Disneyland Closes Due To Coronavirus

A customer carrying a protecting masks strolling previous a statue of Mickey Mouse on the Disneyland Resort in Hong Kong on the day it initially reopened, June 18. The amusement park will shut once more on Wednesday. Lam Yik/Bloomberg through Getty Images conceal caption

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A customer carrying a protecting masks strolling previous a statue of Mickey Mouse on the Disneyland Resort in Hong Kong on the day it initially reopened, June 18. The amusement park will shut once more on Wednesday.

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Hong Kong Disneyland will quickly shut its doorways on Wednesday as a consequence of a spike in coronavirus instances inside the metropolis.

The amusement park’s announcement got here on Monday, the identical day that Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam introduced a number of measures to cease the unfold of the virus. According to a report from Bloomberg, the brand new measures embrace closure of gyms, amusement parks,and different sorts of venues for every week.

The park had been open for lower than a month, reopening in June after being initially closed in January.

“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 July 15,” a Disney spokeswoman mentioned in an announcement supplied to Bloomberg.

A metropolis well being official referred to as the virus’ unfold in Hong Kong “a bit out of control” in keeping with a report from Asia Times. As of Monday, Hong Kong has seen 1,469 instances of coronavirus and reported simply seven deaths in keeping with data from Johns Hopkins University.

Disney reopened two of its theme parks in Florida — the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom — on Saturday after a chronic shutdown. The two others are slated to reopen Wednesday, at the same time as coronavirus cases have spiked in Florida. The state has reported greater than 282,000 cases and 4,277 deaths.

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