Hong Kong, China: (HRNW) Hong Kong’s Disneyland announced it was shutting its doors on Sunday until further notice over the deadly virus outbreak in central China, a day after city authorities classified the crisis as an emergency.
The park said it was taking the step to protect “the health and safety of our guests and cast members” and said refunds would be given.
Ocean Park, a rival amusement park on Hong Kong’s main island, said it was also closing its doors.
On Saturday, Hong Kong classified the outbreak as an “emergency” — the city’s highest warning tier — and announced ramped-up measures to reduce the risk of further infections.
The move came as city leader Carrie Lam faced criticism in some quarters over her administration’s response to the crisis, including calls to halt, or limit, arrivals from the Chinese mainland where the epidemic began.