Walt Disney Co. announced today- Hong Kong Disneyland theme park will close down again because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Hong Kong Disneyland had reopened on June 18, after closing in late January.
Hong Kong recently banned public gatherings of more than four and is requiring face coverings on public transport as the city battles an increase in COVID-19 cases.
Restaurants won’t be allowed to offer dine-in services from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m., while fitness centers and beauty salons will be closed for seven days. The measures take effect July 15.
Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam, who announced the measures on Monday, urged the private sector to put in place work-from-home arrangements for employees
“As required by the government and health authorities in line with prevention efforts taking place across Hong Kong, Hong Kong Disneyland will temporarily be closed from July 15,” a Walt Disney Co. spokesperson said. The resort’s hotels will remain open at “adjusted levels of service”.
Hong Kong Disneyland’s second shutdown comes at the same time as Walt Disney World’s phased reopening of its theme parks. Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom parks reopened to the public on Saturday, July 11th. Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios are scheduled to reopen Wednesday, July 15th.
The reopening plan for the Florida theme parks has not changed.
Disney’s theme parks in Shanghai and Japan are open as well. But, Disneyland Resort in Southern California remains shuttered, with the exception of its shopping and dining area, the Downtown Disney District.
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