Coronavirus spike causes DisneyLand Hong Kong to close as Disney World Florida opens
Hong Kong reports 52 new cases on Monday
Walt Disney has temporarily closed its Hong Kong amusement park from July 15 amid rising coronavirus cases in the city, the company said on Monday..
Disney opened its largest park, Walt Disney World in Florida two days earlier, which is also seeing a spike in infections..
“Hong Kong Disneyland will be temporarily closed from July 15, in line with government and health authorities’ requirements for preventive measures in Hong Kong,” a Disney spokeswoman said..
Disneyland Resort Hong Kong will remain open but will adjust to meet health and safety guidelines.
Hong Kong reported 52 new cases of coronavirus infection on Monday, including 41 cases of local transmission. Since late January, Hong Kong has recorded 1,522 cases of infection, and on Monday, local media reported the eighth death from coronavirus.
Hong Kong government tightens social distancing measures amid growing fears of a third wave of coronavirus infections. The maximum number of congregations has been reduced from 50 to 4. The last time such measures were taken in the city during the second wave in March.
Hong Kong Disneyland reopens in June. Tokyo amusement park opened in July, Shanghai – in May.
The opening of parks in Asia helped Disney prepare for the opening of a park in Florida, Disney spokesman Josh D’Amaro told Reuters..
Florida has recently become one of the main centers for the spread of COVID-19. Over the past two weeks, the state has reported 109,000 new cases of coronavirus, ahead of all other US states..
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