Shanghai Disney Resort partially reopens as China reports fewest new coronavirus cases since January


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. 

a person holding a stuffed animal: A woman shops at a store in Disneytown in Shanghai on March 9, 2020.

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

a group of people standing on a sidewalk: A staff member (L) checks the body temperature of visitors outside Disneytown in Shanghai on March 9, 2020.

“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.

Slide 1 of 48: Planning a trip abroad? It's important to stay safe. The U.S. Department of State issues travel advisories intended to help travelers understand the risks involved in visiting certain countries. The advisories are ranked on a scale of 1 to 4, with level 1 being "Exercise Normal Precautions" and level 4 advising "Do Not Travel." Scroll through to find out all the countries that have advisory levels of 2, 3 or 4 as of Nov. 15, 2019, starting with the countries that have level 4 advisories.
Slide 2 of 48: China • Level 4: Do not travel • Reason: "novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China"
Slide 3 of 48: 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."
Slide 4 of 48: Libya • Level 4: Do Not Travel • Reason: "crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping and armed conflict."

Slide 5 of 48: North Korea • Level 4: Do Not Travel • Reason: "the serious risk of arrest and long-term detention of U.S. nationals."
Slide 6 of 48: Syria • Level 4: Do Not Travel • Reason: "terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping and armed conflict."
Slide 7 of 48: Venezuela • Level 4: Do Not Travel • Reason: "crime, civil unrest, poor health infrastructure, kidnapping and arbitrary arrest and detention of U.S. citizens."
Slide 8 of 48: Chad • Level 3: Reconsider Travel • Reason: "crime, terrorism and minefields."
Slide 9 of 48: Democratic Republic of the Congo • Level 3: Reconsider Travel • Reason: "crime and civil unrest."

Slide 10 of 48: Haiti • Level 3: Reconsider Travel • Reason:  "crime, civil unrest and kidnapping."
Slide 11 of 48: 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 
Slide 12 of 48: Pakistan • Level 3: Reconsider Travel • Reason: "terrorism."
Slide 13 of 48: Sudan • Level 3: Reconsider Travel • Reason: "crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping and armed conflict."
Slide 14 of 48: Antarctica • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution • Reason: "environmental hazards posed by extreme and unpredictable weather."

Slide 15 of 48: Australia • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution • Reason: "Exercise increased caution in Australia due to natural disaster/bushfires. Some areas have increased risk. "
Slide 16 of 48: Azerbaijan • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution • Reason: "terrorism."
Slide 17 of 48: Belgium • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution • Reason: "terrorism."
Slide 18 of 48: Brazil • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution • Reason: "crime."
Slide 19 of 48: Cameroon • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution • Reason: "crime."
Slide 20 of 48: Colombia • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution • Reason: "crime, terrorism and kidnapping."
Slide 21 of 48: Cuba • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution • Reason: "due to attacks targeting U.S. Embassy Havana employees resulting in the drawdown of embassy staff."
Slide 22 of 48: Dominican Republic • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution • Reason: "crime."
Slide 23 of 48: Egypt • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution • Reason: "terrorism."
Slide 24 of 48: Ethiopia • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution • Reason: "civil unrest and communications disruptions."
Slide 25 of 48: Guatemala • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution • Reason: "crime."
Slide 26 of 48: Guyana • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution • Reason: "crime."
Slide 27 of 48: France • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution • Reason: "terrorism and civil unrest."
Slide 28 of 48: 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."
Slide 29 of 48: India • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution • Reason: "crime and terrorism."
Slide 30 of 48: Israel, The West Bank and Gaza • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution • Reason: "terrorism."
Slide 31 of 48: Italy • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution • Reason: "terrorism."
Slide 32 of 48: Kenya • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution • Reason: "crime, terrorism and kidnapping."
Slide 33 of 48: Kosovo • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution • Reason: "terrorism."
Slide 34 of 48: The Kyrgyz Republic • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution • Reason: "civil unrest."
Slide 35 of 48: Madagascar • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution • Reason: "crime."
Slide 36 of 48: Malawi • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution • Reason: "civil unrest."
Slide 37 of 48: 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
Slide 38 of 48: Morocco • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution • Reason: "terrorism."
Slide 39 of 48: Papua New Guinea • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution • Reason: "crime, civil unrest, health concerns, natural disasters and kidnapping."
Slide 40 of 48: 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
Slide 41 of 48: Philippines • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution • Reason: "crime, terrorism, civil unrest, a measles outbreak and kidnapping."
Slide 42 of 48: Republic of the Congo • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution • Reason: "crime and civil unrest."
Slide 43 of 48: Serbia • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution • Reason: "crime."
Slide 44 of 48: Sri Lanka • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution • Reason: "terrorism."
Slide 45 of 48: Tanzania • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution • Reason: "crime, terrorism, health issues and targeting of LGBTI persons."
Slide 46 of 48: Turkey • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution • Reason: "terrorism and arbitrary detentions."
Slide 47 of 48: Uganda • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution • Reason: "crime and kidnapping."
Slide 48 of 48: Zimbabwe • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution • Reason: "crime and civil unrest."

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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