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California Disneyland allowed to reopen

California Disneyland allowed to reopen

California health officials have given Walt Disney Co's Disneyland and other theme parks the go-ahead to reopen at limited capacity from April 1 after a closure of almost a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Capacity would be limited to between 20 per cent and 30 per cent, the California Department of Health said in an update on Friday.

Ken Potrock, president of the Disneyland Resort, said in a statement the decision meant "getting thousands of people back to work and greatly helping neighbouring businesses and our entire community".

"With responsible Disney safety protocols already implemented around the world, we can't wait to welcome our guests back get," Potrock said.

He did not give a date for the reopening of Disneyland in the southern California city of Anaheim.

Disney in September said it was furloughing about 28,000 workers, mostly across its US theme parks in California and Florida.