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Hong Kong's Ocean Park reopens to visitors

Hong Kong amusement park Ocean Park reopened Saturday after shutting down four months ago because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Hong Kong amusement park Ocean Park reopened Saturday after shutting down four months ago because of the coronavirus outbreak.

All guests had to wear face masks and undergo temperature checks before entering.

Hand sanitizer was distributed at the entrance.

For the next fortnight, capacity will be limited to 9,000 guests a day.

The animal and nature-themed attraction combines pandas, penguins, roller coasters and other rides, and has been a Hong Kong icon since its opening in 1977.

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, Ocean Park was in financial difficulty and went to the government to extra funds.

At the end of May, lawmakers agreed to give it HKD 5.4 billion (approximately 7 million USD) to stay afloat for a year.

Both Ocean Park and Hong Kong Disneyland shut in late January as the Hong Kong government implemented emergency measures to control the outbreak.

Hong Kong Disneyland has not yet announced a date for reopening.

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