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Disney closes Hong Kong Disneyland again due to rising coronavirus cases



(Reuters)-Walt Disney Company The company said on Monday that it will temporarily close its Hong Kong Disneyland theme park on July 15 due to an increase in coronavirus cases in China’s ruling cities.

It was announced that two days after Disney reopened its largest resort, Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, there has been a surge in coronavirus cases in the state.

A Disney spokesman said in a statement: “According to the requirements of the government and health authorities, combined with the prevention work in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Disneyland will be temporarily closed from July 15.”

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Hotel will continue to open and provide adjusted services. The company said that they have taken measures to strengthen health and safety.

According to the health department, Hong Kong recorded 52 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, 41 of which were spread locally. Since late January, Hong Kong has reported 1,522 cases, and local media reported the eighth death on Monday.

As people are increasingly worried about the third coronavirus infection, Hong Kong is tightening social alienation measures. The government limited the number of group gatherings to between four and fifty, the last time this group appeared during the second wave of eruptions in March.

Hong Kong Disneyland reopened in June. Hong Kong and Tokyo reopened in July; Shanghai Disneyland reopened in May.

Josh D’Amaro, chairman of Disneyland’s Experience and Product Division, said in an interview with Reuters on Saturday that Disney’s reopening of parks in Asia provided a guarantee for Disney’s development in Florida.

Florida has become the center of COVID-19 infection. In the past two weeks, the state has reported 109,000 new coronavirus cases, more than any other state in the United States.

(Reporting by Helen Coster in New York. Additional reporting by Lisa Richwine in Los Angeles, editing by Nick Zieminski)


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