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South Korea's waterparks open under new anti-virus measures
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Americans are investing in their backyards and buying more swimming pools. FOX Business’ Jeff Flock with more.
YONGIN, South Korea – Only a handful of rubber floats tumbled down the giant slide at South Korea’s largest waterpark on Friday, its first day back in business since the coronavirus pandemic hit.
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More visitors are expected to follow as summer gets under way, but new social distancing rules will make cooling off at Caribbean Bay in Yongin, southeast of Seoul, more complicated.
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Under government guidelines announced for South Korea’s waterparks on Wednesday, people will have to maintain distance from each other in the pools as well as locker rooms and other facilities.
The operators of Caribbean Bay, Samsung C&T, are implementing additional restrictions: Visitors must first fill out an online form to list any potential symptoms, and then have their temperatures checked before being allowed in.