Disney World reopens its doors despite a surge in cases of coronavirus - The Point

The United States is facing a sharp increase in the number of cases of coronavirus. Yet, it is in this context that the amusement park Disney World, in Florida

Disney World reopens its doors despite a surge in cases of coronavirus - The Point

The United States is facing a sharp increase in the number of cases of coronavirus. Yet, it is in this context that the amusement park Disney World, in Florida reopens partially its doors. Has Disney World, in Orlando, they were several hundred to queue up in the morning to go to the Magic Kingdom, one of the two spaces to accommodate the public with the Animal Kingdom, after four months of closure. All of the visitors had booked their ticket to allow control of their number in the park, and to make possible the social distancing, against a backdrop of important device in the face of the risk of the spread of the coronavirus. Were as well provided for the temperature-taking routine at the entrance, wearing a mask mandatory, the pervasiveness of distributors of hydroalcoholic gel and the minimum spacing of two meters in each attraction or inside shops.

Disney World however, has waived, until further order, in the famous parades that allow usually to large and small to mingle with the characters of the Disney universe, and fireworks in the evening. On social networks, many criticized the decision to reopen when Florida is experiencing an acceleration of the epidemic, who have registered in 24 hours 10 383 new cases, not far from the absolute record registered on 4 July (11 458). The governor-republican Ron DeSantis, who had decided to enter into the exit of the confinement from 4 may, before most other american States, was also back at the end of June, ordering the closure of the bars.

The United States, the country most heavily affected by the Covid-19 has made more than 134.000 dead for more than 3.2 million cases, are in second place in the world for the largest number of new deaths in 24 hours (888), according to data published on Saturday.

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The Iguazu falls also concerned

tours of the Iguazu falls, considered one of the seven natural wonders of the planet, have also resumed, but only on the territory of argentina, not in Brazil, after 100 days of closures related to the pandemic which continues to increase in Latin America. Only 200 visitors per day are allowed to enter the park, divided into groups of 50. Argentina, widely déconfinée, were Saturday over 94 000 cases of Covid-19-to-1 787 dead. Its capital Buenos Aires and its metropolitan area, which is home to 14 million people, were again placed in confinement and strict from the 1st to the 17th of July. On the other side of the border, Brazil remains the most affected by the virus in the sub-continent and the second largest in the world, recording the most new deaths in 24 hours, that is 1.214. It has exceeded 70, 000 deaths and 1.8 million cases.

Two WHO experts, an epidemiologist, and a specialist in animal health, were for their part in China, following the call of their organization to the vigilance before the recent explosion of contaminations on the planet. In announcing Friday that these experts were en-route to Beijing, the spokesman of the organization, Margaret Harris, pointed out that they would have interviews with chinese officials and would determine the places that the future survey mission must visit. "One of the biggest questions is whether the virus was transmitted to humans by an animal and what animal it is," said Margaret Harris. In total, since its appearance in December in China, the Covid-19 has already killed more than 561 000 people and affected nearly 12.6 million.

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Updated Date: 11 July 2020, 20:33

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