Hong Kong Disneyland to close after reopening less than a month ago
Hong Kong Disneyland will shut down again on Wednesday because of an uptick in coronavirus cases, less than a month after it reopened, Disney said on Monday.
According to the company, the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort hotels will remain open but with reduced services. The theme park first closed in January and then reopened on June 18.
Hong Kong’s Department of Health has reported a spike in coronavirus cases in recent days. The department reported 28 confirmed cases on Saturday and an additional 38 cases on Sunday, to take the total number of cases to over 1,470.
In contrast Orange County, Florida, home to Walt Disney World, has 18,937 cases. However, the theme park there reopened on Saturday.
Across the country, the company’s other park, Disneyland in Anaheim, California, took a more cautious approach. It has decided to scrap its plan to reopen on July 17, because of the surging number of cases.