The Shanghai Disney Resort partially reopened Monday after the entire Shanghai Disney park closed over a month ago amid growing concerns over the spread of coronavirus.
The Shanghai Disneyland park remains closed, according to the park’s official website. But to kick off a “step of a phased reopening,” a “limited number of shopping, dining and recreational experiences” resume Monday at Disneytown, Wishing Star Park and Shanghai Disney Hotel.
“Each of these resort locations will operate under limited capacity and reduced hours of operation,” the website announced.
Shanghai Disney is co-owned by the Walt Disney company and the Shanghai Shendi Group and managed by a Shanghai-based park and resort company.
Every guest entering the resort will be required to go through temperature screening procedures, “will need to present their Health QR Code when entering dining venues, and will be required to wear a mask during their entire visit,” Disney Shanghai told guests.
CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Travel
“The resort will provide an extensive range of measures, designed to ensure a safe and healthy experience for all guests, Cast Members and Disneytown tenant employees, including strict and comprehensive approaches on sanitization, disinfection and cleanliness,” the website added. “Guests will also be reminded to maintain respectful social distances at all times while in stores, queues and restaurants.”
The partial reopening comes as authorities in China reported the fewest number of new cases of coronavirus since infections started being tracked in January.
In the latest update from China’s National Health Commission, the country said it detected 40 new cases of the virus in the past 24 hours, down from 44 new cases the previous day. China now has 80,735 total cases, among which 19,016 remain in treatment and 58,600 have been released. More than 3,000 have died.
New infections in South Korea also appear to be slowing.
Contributing: Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY.
Bolivia • Level 4: Do Not Travel • Reason: “civil unrest”
In a November 2019 update, the State Department noted that it had ordered the evacuation of family members and nonessential employees due to ongoing political instability. As a result, the embassy has s a “limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Bolivia.”
Lebanon • Level 3: Reconsider Travel • Reason: “crime, terrorism, kidnapping and armed conflict and civil unrest”
Americans are warned not to travel to these areas:
• Syrian border due to terrorism and armed conflict
• Israeli border due to the potential for armed conflict
• Refugee settlements due to the potential for armed conflict
Hong Kong • Level 2: Exercise increased caution • Reason: “civil unrest.”
“Since June 2019, large scale and smaller political demonstrations have taken place in various areas of Hong Kong, including MTR stations, shopping malls, universities, and at Hong Kong International Airport,” the State Department said in its November update. “While many demonstrations have been peaceful, some have resulted in violent confrontations between protesters and police – or between protesters and people who oppose the demonstrations – leading to serious injuries. On Oct. 4, the government invoked the Emergency Regulations Ordinance to ban face masks at public gatherings. Any protests that take place without a permit are considered illegal.”
Mexico • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution • Reason: “crime and kidnapping.” However, several Mexican states with higher crime rates – especially those in or near cartel or gang-controlled territory – have elevated threat levels:
Level 4 states (“Do not travel”): Colima, Guerrero, Michoacán, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas,
Level 3 states (“Reconsider travel”): Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Jalisco, Morelos, Nayarit, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sonora, Zacatecas
Peru • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution • Reason: “crime and terrorism.”
In an October advisory, the State Department advised against travel to:
• The Colombian-Peruvian border area in the Loreto Region due to crime
• The Valley of the Apurímac, Ene and Mantaro Rivers (VRAEM), including areas within the Departments of Ayacucho, Cusco, Huancavelica and Junin, due to crime and terrorism
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Shanghai Disney Resort partially reopens as China reports fewest new coronavirus cases since January
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