Fri. Sep 25th, 2020

Disneyland Hong Kong to Close Again Amid Coronavirus Case Rise

The Walt Disney Co. said Monday it would close its Hong Kong theme park again amid a rising number of novel coronavirus cases in China. 

The Disneyland park reopened June 18. It was the second Disney property to reopen after Shanghai Disneyland, which first shuttered in January because of the pandemic. All the other parks closed weeks and months later. 

Disney said in a statement that the park would “temporarily close” on Wednesday. There was no mention of when it may reopen.

“The Hong Kong Disneyland Resort hotels will remain open with an adjusted level of services,” Disney said. “The have put in place enhanced health and safety measures that reflect the guidance of health and government authorities, such as social distancing measures and increased cleaning and sanitization.” 

The decision was “required by the government and health authorities in line with prevention efforts taking place across Hong Kong,” the company noted in the statement. 

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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett

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