A total of 1407 new cases were registered in China, which is the highest in 12 days. Wuhan, where the coronavirus emerged nearly three years ago to bring disease and disruption to the world, has closed down its Hanyang district following a spike in cases.
Universal Beijing Resort amusement park was closed on Wednesday for measures to prevent COVID-19. Some districts in the cities of Wuhan and Guangzhou have also been closed due to COVID-19. Because despite the strict covid policy in China, cases are increasing more. The theme park did not indicate when it would reopen but said it would refund or reschedule tickets.
Increase in covid infections in China
“We will continue to assess the impact on operations and try to resume operations as soon as possible,” Weibo said on the social media platform. The theme park is 30% owned by Comcast Corp.’s Universal Parks & Resorts. And 70% is owned by the state-owned Beijing Shouhan Cultural Tourism Investment.
Beijing, which has some of China’s strictest COVID rules for entry, has seen a surge in infections following the national Golden Week holidays earlier this month. For October 25, the city reported 19 symptomatic cases.
While a total of 1,407 new cases were registered across the country, which is the highest in 12 days. Wuhan, where the coronavirus emerged nearly three years ago to bring disease and disruption to the world, closed its Hanyang district after a spike in cases.
From October 26 to October 30, more than 800,000 people in the district have been asked to stay at home, officials said in a notice. Because services are limited in all areas. The central hospital in Wuhan suspended outpatient services after a member of staff at the canteen tested positive, the hospital said in a release. The universities of Wuhan have also returned to online teaching.
“It’s already the third year and things are still the same,” Joy Dai, a Wuhan resident who works in the tourism sector, told Reuters. “It affects me both mentally and physically… but I’m helpless in all this so I’ve learned to accept it.
The city of Guangzhou, which reported 27 new local symptomatic coronavirus cases and 46 cases on Tuesday, classified five more of its districts as high-risk. The southern metropolis and manufacturing hub had already shut down daily social activities and called for mass testing in Haiku and Baiyun districts.