SHANGHAI: Hong Kong’s popular amusement parks Disneyland and Ocean Park are closed from today to help prevent the spread of a deadly coronavirus that broke out in the Chinese city of Wuhan , state media CCTV reported on Sunday.
A boy wearing a mask poses for a photo with a dragon decoration on the first day of the Lunar New Year of the Rat in Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong. -AFPThe Shanghai government said on Friday that Shanghai Disneyland will be closed from Saturday.China is on a seven-day Lunar New Year holiday that started on Friday, a period when the amusement parks would be usually packed with tourists.
China has confirmed 1,975 cases of patients infected with the new coronavirus as of Jan 25, while the death toll from the virus has risen to 56.A man wearing a mask takes a photo before the city skyline on the first day of the Lunar New Year of the Rat in Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong on January 25, 2020, as a preventative measure following a coronavirus outbreak which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan. - AFP
The virus originated in Wuhan in Hubei province late last year and has spread to Chinese cities including Beijing and Shanghai, as well as to the United States, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, France, Nepal and Canada. - ReutersRead more: New Straits Times »
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