MANILA, Philippines – Star City, Metro Manila’s iconic theme park, is postponing its scheduled reopening.
Star City made the announcement on a Facebook post on Sunday. The amusement park was due to reopen on January 14, more than two years of fire damaged the facility.
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Star City has decided to postpone its long-awaited reopening. While the current alert level allows the operation of amusement parks or theme parks at reduced capacity levels, we believe that given the growing number of [COVID-19] case in the country, the postponement is the most prudent thing to do, ”he said.
” Ensure the security [and] the well-being of guests and employees is paramount, ”he added.
Star City said it will closely monitor developments in the COVID-19 situation in the country and “will make an announcement on a firm reopening date when conditions are more favorable for all.”
The Philippines recorded 28,707 additional COVID-19 infections on Sunday, the highest number of daily cases recorded since the start of the pandemic.
The iconic theme park was leveled to the ground when the fire broke out after midnight on October 2, 2019. Property damage was assessed at £ 1 billion.
Parts of the offices of its sister company, Manila Broadcasting Co. (MBC), were also damaged in the fire.
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