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Hong Kong Disneyland to Close Again Due to COVID-19

Less than a month after reopening from a nearly four-month closure. According to a tweet from local media source HKDL of Fantasy, as well as numerous additional sources Hong Kong Disneyland, will once again close due to a slight rise in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, as 52 new cases were officially reported as of today.

Hong Kong has seen over 100 new cases over the past week, after almost three weeks without a single case. Last week, Disney officials said that one of the confirmed cases visited the park and stayed at one of the resort’s hotels before being diagnosed.

The Hong Kong Government said the measures will be in place for at least seven days and will be re-evaluated after a week. Hong Kong Disneyland will close on July 15, while the hotels will remain open with enhanced health and safety measures that reflect the guidance of health and government authorities.

Disney has yet to comment, and the website still lists the park as open. It is also unclear if fellow Hong Kong theme park Ocean Park will also be forced to temporarily close its doors.

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For me personally, this is a concern, as Hong Kong Disneyland plans to close due to 100 new cases, here in the U.S. Walt Disney World still moved forward with their opening despite the state of Florida becoming the new epicenter for the coronavirus with 1000s of cases being reported, so could a closure come there? Sadly, I think that isn’t the case. Disneyland here in California postponed its opening, though Downtown Disney remains open for shopping and outdoor dining only.

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