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U-turn in Shanghai as reopened attractions close again
POSTED 31 Mar 2020 . BY Tom Anstey
Shanghai has more than 160 imported cases of COVID-19 Credit: Shutterstock.com
After reopening a number of indoor attractions in Shanghai, China, after new coronavirus cases in the city dropped to zero, officials have ordered those attractions to close again, following a surge of new cases coming from overseas.

Shanghai, China's largest city, had been gradually reopening attractions through March, but a spate of imported COVID-19 cases – now at more than 160 – has seen officials make a u-turn.

More than 25 indoor attractions, including the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Madame Tussauds, the Shanghai Tower and the Jin Mao Tower have been completely closed. A further 37 outdoor attractions, including the Shanghai Wild Animal Park, City Beach, and Chenshan Botanical Garden have had their indoor areas shut down.

China has now banned foreigners, including those with residence visas, from entering the country in an attempt to reduce the number of imported cases of coronavirus. Its government has also severly cut down on the number of international flights available.
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U-turn in Shanghai as reopened attractions close again
POSTED 31 Mar 2020 . BY Tom Anstey
Shanghai has more than 160 imported cases of COVID-19 Credit: Shutterstock.com
After reopening a number of indoor attractions in Shanghai, China, after new coronavirus cases in the city dropped to zero, officials have ordered those attractions to close again, following a surge of new cases coming from overseas.

Shanghai, China's largest city, had been gradually reopening attractions through March, but a spate of imported COVID-19 cases – now at more than 160 – has seen officials make a u-turn.

More than 25 indoor attractions, including the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Madame Tussauds, the Shanghai Tower and the Jin Mao Tower have been completely closed. A further 37 outdoor attractions, including the Shanghai Wild Animal Park, City Beach, and Chenshan Botanical Garden have had their indoor areas shut down.

China has now banned foreigners, including those with residence visas, from entering the country in an attempt to reduce the number of imported cases of coronavirus. Its government has also severly cut down on the number of international flights available.
RELATED STORIES
Disney and Universal close theme parks as coronavirus pandemic continues


Disney has announced the closure of its remaining theme parks as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with Universal also announcing the closure of its US parks.
New theme park for China, as OCT announces plans for ninth Happy Valley attraction


Chinese theme park operator OCT Group has announced a new partnership with Legacy Entertainment, which will see the creation of a ninth Happy Valley theme park in Zhengzhou.
Partial reopening for Shanghai Disneyland as coronavirus keeps theme parks shut


Disney has today partially reopened its Shanghai resort, though its theme parks continue to remain shut under strict government conditions in an attempt to halt the spread of coronavirus.
MORE NEWS
Heartbreak for Swedish theme park, Liseberg, as fire breaks out
A fire has destroyed part of the new water world, Oceana, at Liseberg in Sweden, and a construction worker has been reported missing.
Museum director apologises after comparing the city of Florence to a sex worker
Museum director Cecilie Hollberg has come under fire for comparing the city to a sex worker due to uncontrolled mass tourism.
Populous reveals plans for major e-sports arena in Saudi Arabia
Populous have unveiled their plans for a state-of-the-art e-sports arena, designed to stand as a central landmark in Qiddaya City’s gaming and e-sports district, Saudi Arabia.
Raby Castle reveals ambitious plans to become a major visitor destination
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