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Japanese theme park bans screaming on rollercoaster rides amid virus situation

Japan’s Fuji-Q Highland theme park re-opened after months of lockdown near Tokyo but with bizarre set of guidelines.

To ensure safety of visitors amid the pandemic, the theme park made face masks and social distancing compulsory and also banned screaming on rollercoaster rides.

To prevent the spread of the droplet infection the park authorities asked the riders to ‘scream inside their heart’ instead of being aloud.




The park authorities also started a serious face challenge. People were asked to post pictures of their serious faces and the best would receive free day passes. The entries for the challenge remain open until July 17.

Japan has reported at least 20,174 coronavirus cases including 980 deaths. 17,331 people have recovered.