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Toshimaen and Legoland to partially resume operations amid outbreak


Some amusement parks are planning to partially resume operations suspended by the coronavirus outbreak and take people’s temperatures when they arrive as a precaution.

Seibu Railway Co. said it would resume operations Saturday at Toshimaen, an amusement park in Tokyo’s Nerima Ward, and at Seibuen Amusement Park in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture.

But haunted houses and some other indoor facilities will stayed closed and events with large gatherings will be canceled.

Hand-sanitizer stands will be placed around the park to fight the pneumonia-causing virus, and high-touch places will be regularly disinfected with alcohol, the operator said, adding that visitors with temperatures of 37.5 or higher will be banned from entry.

Legoland Japan Ltd. said it will reopen some popular outdoor attractions, such as roller coasters, at Legoland Japan and at Sea Life Nagoya aquarium, both in Aichi Prefecture, from Monday but that some attractions in confined spaces, as well as some shows, will stay suspended and that business hours will be shortened.

To prevent mass infections, the company will measure body temperatures at the entrance and ask staff to wear masks.

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