According to officials, Hong Kong Disneyland has agreed to lend part of a vacant site to the government to build coronavirus quarantine facilities. The vacant site is the 60-hectare area reserved for the theme park’s expansion on Lantau Island, and can potentially provide up to 600 quarantine units.
“We have secured the company’s consent to use part of the site if it is needed,” Commerce and Economic Development Bureau chief Edward Yau Tang-wah said at a government press conference. “We need all quarantine facilities for surveillance, basically we will leave no stone unturned [when identifying sites for building quarantine facilities].”
Having sufficient quarantine facilities is one of the conditions that must be met before the government allows the 2,200 Hong Kong residents stranded in Hubei province (the epicenter of the deadly outbreak) back in.