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Hong Kong Disneyland to close again amid rise in coronavirus cases

Just a few weeks after it reopened, Hong Kong Disneyland is closing again.

The park is set to "temporarily close" on July 15 "as required by the government and health authorities in line with prevention efforts taking place across Hong Kong," Disney announced on Monday, per CNN. It had reopened on June 18.

Hong Kong is facing a surge in COVID-19 cases, on Monday reporting 52 new infections, 41 of which were locally transmitted, Reuters reports. Previously, "from June 13 to July 5 there were no locally transmitted cases in Hong Kong," according to NPR. Schools in Hong Kong closed as a result of the recent uptick, and on Monday, authorities reduced the maximum gathering size to four people from 50, Variety reports. Movie theaters will also need to close again in Hong Kong starting this week.

This comes after Disney began to reopen its Disney World resort in Orlando, Florida. Florida has seen record numbers of COVID-19 cases and on Sunday reported more than 15,000 new infections, the most of any state during the pandemic.