Hong Kong theme parks get the green light

HONG KONG, 17 September 2020: Hong Kong’s theme parks have been given the green light to reopen Friday 18 September along with the territory’s convention centres.

Both Disneyland and Ocean Park are now set to welcome back guests possibly as early as next week but with strict social distancing and other Covid-19 preventative measures in place.

According to a Reuters report, Wednesday, Hong Kong Disneyland, majority-owned by the city government, would not open as soon as Friday.

The popular theme park, particularly with Chinese and Southeast Asian tourists, closed 15 July for a second time this year due to the virus, after attempting to reopen in June.

Under the revised rules, restaurants and bars in Hong Kong will have to close by midnight. The ban on gatherings of more than four people remains in place as does a ban on people visiting public beaches as authorities called for vigilance.

Hong Kong has tested nearly 1.8 million people, about a quarter of the population, with 42 cases reported that included.

New daily cases have declined to low single or double digits from triple digits in July. No new local cases were reported on Tuesday.

(Source: Reuters)

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