Florida Disney parks in US reopens as WHO reports new daily high for COVID cases

By Helene Fung

New COVID-19 cases numbers across US have grown more than 69,000 on Friday (local time), which was the third consecutive record-breaking day for the US. New records for daily increases had been reported for nine states.

This has contributed to the record increase in COVID-19 cases globally which the World Health Organisation reported, an increase of 228,102 in 24 hours.

The number of confirmed infections in the US has exceeded 3 million, with a death toll almost reaching 134,000.

Meanwhile, Disney has decided to reopen attractions in Orlando, Florida, after closing for four months, in spite of the fact that in July, Florida has repeatedly reported more daily new COVID-19 cases than any European country had at the heir of their outbreak.

Under Disney’s new rules, visitors will need reservations and to be wearing masks to enter an amusement park, social distancing must be observed and they would not be allowed to move between venues.

Both visitors and employees would be temperature-checked as they enter, and fireworks and parades have been suspended to prevent crowding.


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