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Hello Kitty Land Tokyo temporarily closes until March 12

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Hello Kitty Land Tokyo, also known as Sanrio Puroland (https://en.puroland.jp/) on Friday announced a temporary three-week closure of its popular theme parks Hello Kitty Land Tokyo and Harmonyland (https://www.harmonyland.jp/ ) from Saturday until Thursday, March 12.

The temporary closure is a precautionary measure and in line with official health and safety recommendations and preventive efforts with respect to the coronavirus taking place across Japan and other countries.

Sanrio Puroland said in a statement that it deeply regrets any inconvenience this temporary measure may cause visitors. In the meantime, guests who have purchased a ticket for the period of the three-week closure through a travel agency or OTA site, should contact those vendors directly to help with the refund.

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A good measure. But this should be done across the country simultaneously for it to be effective. I hope many others follow

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Usual pointless, knee jerk reaction. Totally unnecessary.

Just maybe this has more to do with cancelled Tourists from China?

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The real disease is hysteria and its spreading like wild fire. Oh dear! I might get a bad cold! The sky is falling!

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Good measure. At least they ARE worried about the situation. Disney should do the same. Preventing the spread of the virus is important. Some people do not know how this virus is dangerous omg

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Just maybe this has more to do with cancelled Tourists from China?

You hit the nail on the head..

If there are no Chinese Tourist places like these run at a loss so what a better way than to shut the whole place down for a few weeks...dont have to pay all those staff as most are just part time workers...

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Some people do not know how this virus is dangerous

@nintendogirl Then explain how this pneumonia causing cold virus its so very dangerous please. And while you are at it, explain how shutting down some amusement parks is going to stop the spread of a cold virus in lieu of quarantining every house, road house, farm house, hen house and out house in the nation. I seriously cannot wait to get educated!

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You have to wonder how much this is an attempt to be seen to be doing something. If the fears about the virus already have numbers at the park well down, they can spin it as them caring about their customers at little further cost in lost trade. The "cost" is that this normalizes excessive fear about the virus.

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Kohakuebisu... “be seen to be doing something”. Boom.... nail on the head.

Something ...anything.... doesn’t have to be beneficial.

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@nintendogirl Then explain how this pneumonia causing cold virus its so very dangerous please.

You mean that virus that has killed over 2300 people so far?

I'm not medical expert but I would say that the danger lies in the fact that it kills lots of people.

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What machine?

I'm not panicking but I also think its idiotic to be dismissing this as if it were no more dangerous than a cold. No medical professionals involved are saying anything like that. A 5% fatality rate is not a "tad high", and its rate of spreading actually is much higher than in previous outbreaks of similar viruses like SARS.

Nothing about this disease suggests that just shrugging it off is an appropriate response.

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A 5% fatality rate is not a "tad high",

The WHO estimates 2%. Not sure where you got your number from. Taken from the four squares of information under the list of countries here: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Nothing about this disease suggests that just shrugging it off is an appropriate response.

I never said "shrug it off". Elsewhere I said the only thing that can be done to prevent it is for people to take the well known precautions and protect themselves, just like every other cold and flu season. I would certainly accept hospitalization if found to be infected, but only because some remaining uncertainties which are greater in number than uncertainties of other cold and flu seasons. In other words, I have more reasons to be cautious, but still none to panic.

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