July 13, 2020 – For the second time this year, Hong Kong Disneyland is closing temporarily following the city’s decision to ban public gatherings of more than four people due to a resurgence in local coronavirus cases. The heightened restrictions will also close Ocean Park.
Disney officials posted on the resort’s website that the Hong Kong park was closing on July 15 until further notice. The resort’s hotels will remain open with adjusted levels of service.
The resort is closing “as required by the government and health authorities in line with prevention efforts taking place across Hong Kong,” Disney stated on its website.
On Monday, 41 out of 52 coronavirus infections reported in Hong Kong were locally-transmitted cases. Since July 6, Hong Kong has reported 250 new cases, with Monday’s tally being the highest since March.
The Hong Kong park and Shanghai Disneyland closed in January because of the COVID-19 virus. Tokyo Disneyland closed the following month and Disney parks in the United States and Europe shut their doors in March.
Shanghai Disneyland reopened in May, as did Hong Kong Disneyland last month. Two of Walt Disney World’s theme parks in Florida reopened last Saturday, and the other two are set to reopen this week, despite a spike in coronavirus cases in the state. Disneyland Paris also is welcoming back visitors this week for the first time since March, but the reopening of Disney’s California parks was postponed pending the issuance of state guidelines.
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