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A group of [amusement / amusing] park operators in Japan has released guidelines about visitors screaming in [them / their] parks. This is after Japan's government asked companies to [preparation / prepare] for the "new normal" and for [life / live] with COVID-19. The guidelines instruct park [owns / owners] on how to operate safely in our coronavirus world. One of the guidelines is no screaming on rollercoasters or in [hunted / haunted] houses. Scientists have said that using the voice [to / for] sing, scream or shout increases the amount of virus that an infected person can put [onto / into] the air. Staying quiet or talking [quiet / quietly] reduces the risk of spreading the virus. The park guidelines say visitors should, "refrain from vocalizing loudly" on all [rides / riders] .

Japan's amusement parks are [slow / slowly] reopening as the coronavirus emergency was [lifted / carried] earlier this week. The country's biggest theme parks, Tokyo Disneyland and Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka), remain [close / closed] . They have been closed [for / since] the beginning of March. They have not [set / let] a date for reopening. When they do [opening / open] , they will likely follow the guidelines. Other recommendations include mask wearing and social distancing. One [piece / peace] of advice stated: "Ghosts [lurking / lacking] in haunted houses should maintain a healthy distance from their 'victims'". In [multiplication / addition] , all park staff, including those dressed as mascots and superheroes, should not [shake / rattle] hands or high-five anyone.

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