Hong Kong's Disneyland reopens after five-month coronavirus break
Thursday, 18 June 2020 () Hong Kong's loss-making Disneyland theme park reopened on Thursday to a limited number of local visitors and with enhanced health measures after the coronavirus outbreak forced it to close in late January.
The magic kingdom is delaying its reopening date. The resort, located in Anaheim, California, was set to reopen on July 17 after being closed for months. The delay comes as record numbers of coronavirus cases are being reported across the country. California had a single-day high with more than 7,149 cases of the virus reported on Wednesday. The amusement park has not issued a new opening date.
Hong Kong’s Disneyland theme park has announced they will reopen on June 18. Park officials said they will host a reduced number of visitors and feature enhanced health measures. The popular theme park has been shuttered since the coronavirus outbreak forced it to close in late January. According to Reuters, the park's hotel services will reopen at a gradual pace. The majority of the park’s shopping and dining locations will restart operations with “controlled capacity".
China opened its new national security office in Hong Kong on Wednesday, turning a hotel near a city-center park that has been one of the most popular venues for pro-democracy protests into its new headquarters. Libby Hogan reports.