In Pictures: Shanghai Disneyland reopens

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Disney has reopened its Shanghai Disneyland park to a reduced number of visitors, ending a more than three-month closure caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

China has seen declining virus cases for weeks and has been gradually easing restrictions.

On Monday, it reported 17 new cases nationally – the highest daily increase since 28 April – bringing the total number of cases to 82,918, with the death toll at 4,633.

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Mickey Mouse and friends could only welcome 24,000 people, in keeping with government rules to cap attendance

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Tickets sold out for the Monday reopening of the theme park

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There were mandatory masks, temperature screenings and imposed social distancing for visitors and employees

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Disney’s Shanghai park is the first of its six resorts around the world to reopen

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As well as scrapping parades and fireworks, Disney kept interactive play areas and indoor live theatre shows closed

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The vast majority of rides as well as most of the park’s restaurants and shows will be open, management said

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A worker holds a sign reading: “Please maintain a respectful social distance from other guests”

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Shanghai offers a glimpse of how other Disney parks might eventually operate – visitors holding annual passes are being asked to reserve an entry time and day in advance

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Markers have been added to areas where people might congregate, such as shops and entertainment areas, to maintain distancing

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The reopening comes after the first new cases in more than a month were recorded in Wuhan, the city where the virus emerged

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As more parts of Europe and the US begin to ease restrictions, governments and health experts have warned that the pandemic is far from over

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