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  • HK Disneyland can be used as a Covid-19 quarantine site.

    Source SCMP. Given the lack of quarantine sites (due to NIMBY- not in my back yard protest) the government can use and now that HK Disneyland is closed and they got Disney's blessing. Makes perfect sense, because its isolated from dense dwellings.
    Hong Kong government has secured consent to use 60-hectare site reserved for the theme park’s expansion, officials reveal.

  • #2
    A very good thing to do, a very good step in the right direction.

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    • #3
      I am just wondering how does the govt plan to build the quarantine centre. HK govt has nowhere near the efficiency or experience of the Chinese govt in building pre-fabricated structures.
      Jul 1992: Disneyland Paris
      Apr 2006: Hong Kong Disneyland
      Jul 2010: Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure
      Mar 2011: Hong Kong Disneyland
      Jul 2013: Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea
      Sep 2013: Hong Kong Disneyland
      Jul 2014: Disney California Adventure

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      • #4
        https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...ine-camps-cost

        Coronavirus: new Hong Kong quarantine camps to cost more than HK$330 million, including facility near Disneyland expansion site

        Three new Hong Kong camps for quarantining people at risk of carrying the coronavirus will cost more than HK$330 million, including a 600-room site near a plot reserved for Disneyland’s expansion.

        Officials said on Tuesday the projects would be partly funded with lottery money, after it was revealed they awarded two contracts to construction companies without the normal tendering process.

        They said direct commissioning was necessary because of the projects’ urgency, and the process complied with relevant rules.

        Managed by the Social Welfare Department, the Lotteries Fund – from which the bulk of the cash would come – received HK$2.35 billion (US$302 million) in 2018/19, mostly from Mark Six. It is primarily used to finance capital expenditure for welfare projects and provide one-off grants to experimental projects.

        A spokesman for the Food and Health Bureau said officials had awarded a HK$194 million contract to China Harbour Engineering to build temporary quarantine facilities on a four-hectare government plot at Penny’s Bay on Lantau Island, which would provide at least 600 units. The aim was to have about 100 units ready by May.

        The site is near a vacant plot reserved for the future development of Hong Kong Disneyland. The theme park had agreed earlier to explore the use of the vacant plot at the request of the government to support health and safety measures.
        Jul 1992: Disneyland Paris
        Apr 2006: Hong Kong Disneyland
        Jul 2010: Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure
        Mar 2011: Hong Kong Disneyland
        Jul 2013: Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea
        Sep 2013: Hong Kong Disneyland
        Jul 2014: Disney California Adventure

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        • #5
          So there will be eventually 600 units at the HKDR site. That's quite a few. It also looks like the units won't get completed built until half a year later, so HK govt is expecting the epidemic to last for quite sometime? Or the units can be converted for other uses?
          Jul 1992: Disneyland Paris
          Apr 2006: Hong Kong Disneyland
          Jul 2010: Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure
          Mar 2011: Hong Kong Disneyland
          Jul 2013: Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea
          Sep 2013: Hong Kong Disneyland
          Jul 2014: Disney California Adventure

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          • #6
            It takes approx 18 months to develop the vaccine and that is with global efforts already.
            It normally takes 2-5 years according to this article :

            https://www.sciencealert.com/who-say...18-months-away

            Plenty of time to use the facilities, hope we don't need it, but at least it's there ready in case of.
            Pretty sure they had temporarily housing usage in mind when Corona is solved.

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            • #7
              All Disney parks in the world are closed including Disney Cruise Line. This must be a first in Disney history.
              Jul 1992: Disneyland Paris
              Apr 2006: Hong Kong Disneyland
              Jul 2010: Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure
              Mar 2011: Hong Kong Disneyland
              Jul 2013: Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea
              Sep 2013: Hong Kong Disneyland
              Jul 2014: Disney California Adventure

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              • #8
                Yup, first time it is. It's better to stay alert to this outbreak.
                https://www.disney-magical-kingdom-b...isneyland.html

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                • #9
                  Shanghai Disney is planning to re-open in phases, with Disneytown partially open already.

                  https://deadline.com/2020/03/coronav...na-1202877224/

                  "While the main theme park remains closed, partial operations are resuming today with “a limited number of shopping, dining, and recreational experiences available in Disneytown, Wishing Star Park and Shanghai Disneyland Hotel,” according to a notice on the resort’s website.
                  This is the first step of a “phased reopening,” Shanghai Disney Resort said,..."

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                  • #10
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                    RTHK used a drone to film the quarantine centre site last week.
                    Jul 1992: Disneyland Paris
                    Apr 2006: Hong Kong Disneyland
                    Jul 2010: Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure
                    Mar 2011: Hong Kong Disneyland
                    Jul 2013: Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea
                    Sep 2013: Hong Kong Disneyland
                    Jul 2014: Disney California Adventure

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