Nagasaki theme park partially reopens

A theme park in southwestern Japan was partially reopened on Monday, more than two weeks after being temporarily closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture, has resumed limited operations including parks, outdoor attractions and restaurants.

On Monday, staff were checking the body temperatures of visitors, who also sanitized their hands with alcohol.

The park operator says the measures can prevent the risk of cluster infections.

A man from neighboring Saga Prefecture said he was happy to be able to come with his wife to celebrate her birthday and their wedding anniversary.

The park operator said the decision to reopen was made after careful consideration. The company president said he wants people to understand that efforts have been made to reduce the risk of infection.