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Lotte World closes after visitor tests positive for Covid-19

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Lotte World, the largest indoor amusement park in Seoul, closed temporarily after a visitor tested positive for COVID-19.

Chosun reports that Lotte World closed on Sunday after the visitor called to say that she had tested positive.

The visitor, a student at a school in the Jungnang district, went to Lotte World on Friday 5 June with three friends from 12 pm to 9 pm.

Her school was also closed by the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education and quarantine authorities. The students will be taking their classes online until the school reopens on Wednesday. All 750 students, teachers, and anyone they have been in contact with will also be tested for the virus.

Thorough cleaning before reopening

A thorough disinfection and cleaning exercise has been undertaken before reopening.

Around 2,000 people visited Lotte World on 5 June, and it is estimated that roughly 690 people were there when the student visited. Authorities are tracing anyone who came into contact with the student whilst she was at the park.

There were around 4,700 visitors to the park on Saturday and 1,100 on Sunday before the park closed according to The Korea Herald.

No workers at Lotte World have reported any symptoms of Covid-19. The park requires all visitors to wear a mask, spaces are left between seats on rides and hand bars are sanitised after each use by staff members.

Seoul has recently closed many public institutions until June 14 as South Korea reported a spike in COVID-19 cases. Nine museums, four national performing arts theatres and seven state art companies were closed.

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