Hong Kong Disneyland will close again on Wednesday, as the local government restores health restrictions following an increase in Covid-19 cases.
The park has reopened June 18, following its initial coronavirus closure on January 26. Last week, Hong Kong announced that it would close schools in response the growing number of cases in the region and today the government ordered the closures of many businesses, including Hong Kong Disneyland.
Hong Kong's case numbers might seem insignificant to anyone who's grown numb to the hundreds, thousands, and tens of thousands of new cases being reported each day in US states. But while Hong Kong reported just 52 new cases today, that number had been zero for several days in row before Hong Kong Disneyland returned in the middle of last month.
And if you want to do the per capita calculation, as you should, Hong Kong has about 7.5 million residents. That's gives Hong Kong a daily new infection rate of about .7 per 100,000 residents, which is two orders of magnitude less than Florida's rate yesterday of 71 new cases per 100,000 residents.
Even as the theme park closes, Hong Kong Disneyland's on-site hotels will remain open, "with adjusted level of services," Disney said. No reopening date for the park has been set. For more information about bookings, please see the announcement on the park's website.
Hong Kong Disneyland's re-closing date of July 15 is the same date that the Disneyland Paris theme parks and Walt Disney World's Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios parks are scheduled to return.Tweet
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