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Coronavirus in Hong Kong: Disney park set to shutdown along with Movie Theatres

The coronavirus is not backing down in Hong Kong. Already, it has been a huge problem. Now, as the cases are surging, social-distancing is again the need of the hour. One of the biggest companies in the world, Walt Disney, which has its Disneyland theme park in the country is again closing it. On Monday, the company released a statement about the temporarily closing of the park from July, 15.

The company via a spokeswoman released a statement, which stated the closing of the park. Though, the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Hotels will stay open. They are following proper health and safety standards, while they’ll remain open with certain adjustments.

Although, the cases are surging in Hong Kong and in the US, Disney had two days before opened up its Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The resort which is the company’s biggest, is in the state which has witnessed massive surge in cases. Florida is the epicenter of COVID cases in US, Orange County which houses Disney’s resort saw cases rise to 18,624. This happened after 623 new cases emerged in the state, its fifth highest outbreak.

On the other hand, Hong Kong had 52 new cases on Monday. Out of the 52 cases, 41 were locally transmitted. This is the third wave of Coronavirus in Hong Kong. Taking this into consideration, the government has reduced the gathering of people to four from fifty. Stringent safety and social-distancing measures have become important there.

Not only the Disney park was forced to close down, but movie theatres are also asked to shut down as per ‘Variety’. Korean Zombie action film ‘ Peninsula’, was going to have its premiere on Wednesday, though it is cancelled now. The movie was touted to mint a large sum of money at the box office.

Further public libraries, major performance venues, and indoor sports facilities will also close down. These new measures are important for protecting the citizens. The fight against the virus, looks set to continue for the foreseeable future.


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