For the fourth time in the pandemic, Hong Kong Disneyland theme park is being forced to close its doors. Hong Kong’s local government is implementing stricter Covid measures, including closing all theme parks and restricting flights, due to fears of a new outbreak of the virus.
The park has taken the necessary measures and stopped operations to carry out the necessary protocols against the new wave generated by the coronavirus. It will be until January 20 of this new year that the park will resume its shows and attractions, Hong Kong Disneyland management informed. “As required by the government and in line with preventive efforts, Hong Kong Disneyland Park will temporarily close from January 7 to 20,” said the management in a statement.
Hong Kong Disneyland has been in close contact with relevant government departments and will continue to implement health and safety measures with reference to their guidelines to promote the health of our guests and cast membersHong Kong Disneyland
The spike in coronavirus cases worldwide and the spread of the omicron variant has prompted renewed isolation with both entertainment, sporting and venue events, while Hong Kong authorities announced 13 new confirmed cases and a further 26 asymptomatic infections, these included 12 patients with symptoms of the omicron strain.
At the moment, Disneyland theme parks in California, Disney World in Florida and Disneyland Paris have not issued information about a possible closure.
We are in a race against time to prevent the omicron variant from spreading in the communityHong Kong Disneyland
The local government has imposed a two-week ban on flights from eight countries, including the United Kingdom and the United States, as it continues to employ a “Covid Zero” strategy.
Certain governments in Asia, particularly China and Japan, have been consistent in introducing strict restrictions whenever cases of the virus begin to rise. This week, China blocked two cities after detecting some cases.