Some amusement park operators in Japan said Friday they will resume some of their operations that were temporarily suspended due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus.
Seibu Railway Co., operator of Toshimaen in Tokyo's Nerima Ward, said it will resume operations Saturday at the amusement park and Seibuen Amusement Park in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture, near Tokyo.
However, some indoor facilities such as haunted houses will continue to be closed, and events with large gatherings will be canceled.
Hand cleaner will be put into various places at the parks to fight the pneumonia-causing virus, and places that come into contact with hands will be regularly disinfected with alcohol, the operator said, adding visitors with a temperature of 37.5 C or higher will be banned from entry.
Legoland Japan Ltd. said it will reopen some popular outdoor attractions such as roller coasters at its amusement park Legoland Japan and at Sea Life Nagoya aquarium, in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, from next Monday.
The operator said some attractions in confined spaces and some shows will continue to be suspended and business hours will be shortened.
To prevent mass infections, the company will measure visitors' body temperature at the entrance and ask its staff to wear masks.
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