Jun 30, 2022 - Economy

Shanghai Disneyland reopens after recent COVID lockdown

People pose for photo infront of the Enchanted Storybook Castle at Shanghai Disneyland.

Shanghai Disneyland. Photo: Hu Chengwei/Getty Images

Shanghai Disneyland has officially reopened after a COVID-19 shutdown closed the park for about three months.

Why it matters: China's largest city faced a massive lockdown due to domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases. But numbers recently dropped down to zero, leading to an ease in restrictions, the Associated Press reports.

Details: Shanghai Disneyland reopened to limited capacity on June 30 with enhanced health and safety measures in place, including the need for a COVID test at least 72 hours before entering the park, the park's website reads.

  • Disneyland guests will undergo temperature screenings at the park and will need to wear face masks during the entire visit, both indoors and outdoors.

The big picture: Shanghai officials recently eased restrictions from its months-long COVID lockdown.

  • For example, the city is now allowing residents to dine together indoors.
  • Chinese officials said the country's zero-COVID policy slowed the growth and spread of the coronavirus, per AP. The country said it would maintain the policy until at least spring 2023.
  • The lockdown brought economic repercussions and led to family separations.
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