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Hong Kong's Ocean Park faces closure as pandemic takes its toll

Theme park seeks $696.5 million government bailout amid drop-off in tourism

HONG KONG -- Ocean Park, Hong Kong's signature amusement park, could go out of business by the end of June, as the novel coronavirus pandemic has brought the city's tourism sector to a standstill, the park's chairman said on Monday.

A government-proposed emergency aid package of 5.4 billion Hong Kong dollars ($696.5 million) will be scrutinized in the legislature this week, determining whether the 43-year-old theme park -- home of the city's pandas, various marine life and amusement rides -- will cease to operate.

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