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Shanghai Disney Resort partially reopens as China reports fewest new coronavirus cases since January

USA TODAY logo USA TODAY 3/9/2020 Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY
a person holding a stuffed animal: A woman shops at a store in Disneytown in Shanghai on March 9, 2020. © STR, AFP via Getty Images A woman shops at a store in Disneytown in Shanghai on March 9, 2020.

The Shanghai Disney Resort partially reopened Monday after the entire Shanghai Disney park closed over a month ago amid growing concerns over the spread of coronavirus

The Shanghai Disneyland park remains closed, according to the park's official website. But to kick off a "step of a phased reopening," a "limited number of shopping, dining and recreational experiences" resume Monday at Disneytown, Wishing Star Park and Shanghai Disney Hotel. 

"Each of these resort locations will operate under limited capacity and reduced hours of operation," the website announced. 

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Shanghai Disney is co-owned by the Walt Disney company and the Shanghai Shendi Group and managed by a Shanghai-based park and resort company. 

Every guest entering the resort will be required to go through temperature screening procedures, "will need to present their Health QR Code when entering dining venues, and will be required to wear a mask during their entire visit," Disney Shanghai told guests. 

a group of people standing on a sidewalk: A staff member (L) checks the body temperature of visitors outside Disneytown in Shanghai on March 9, 2020. © STR, AFP via Getty Images A staff member (L) checks the body temperature of visitors outside Disneytown in Shanghai on March 9, 2020.

"The resort will provide an extensive range of measures, designed to ensure a safe and healthy experience for all guests, Cast Members and Disneytown tenant employees, including strict and comprehensive approaches on sanitization, disinfection and cleanliness," the website added. "Guests will also be reminded to maintain respectful social distances at all times while in stores, queues and restaurants."

The partial reopening comes as authorities in China reported the fewest number of new cases of coronavirus since infections started being tracked in January.

In the latest update from China's National Health Commission, the country said it detected 40 new cases of the virus in the past 24 hours, down from 44 new cases the previous day. China now has 80,735 total cases, among which 19,016 remain in treatment and 58,600 have been released. More than 3,000 have died.

New infections in South Korea also appear to be slowing. 

Contributing: Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Shanghai Disney Resort partially reopens as China reports fewest new coronavirus cases since January

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