Shanghai Disneyland to reopen as COVID cases hit new high in China

Shanghai Disneyland is set to reopen on Friday, as China's new coronavirus infections surged to a new daily high this week.

Shanghai Disney Resort says it will reopen the amusement park by strictly following the pandemic control measures. Shanghai Disneyland has been closed since late October as a step to prevent infections.

The operator says some attractions may not be available. It says all guests will be required to show negative results of tests taken within 48 hours.

The announcement comes as China reported about 29,000 new cases on Wednesday. The figure exceeds the daily record marked in April, when Shanghai was put under lockdown.

The Chinese government aims to revive economic activity and eased some of its severe anti-coronavirus restrictions earlier this month.

But the authorities have made clear they will maintain the zero-COVID policy. Businesses in China face the difficult balancing act of carrying out operations while taking infection prevention measures.