Universal Studios Japan in Osaka has announced that it will be closing indefinitely due to rising cases of Coronavirus within the area.

Osaka is currently struggling with the contagious UK variant of COVID-19, leading Osaka Prefecture to declare a state of emergency.

The park will be closing on April 25 with no reopening date announced yet and remains the only closed Universal Parks & Resorts property closed worldwide.

This news comes as Osaka Prefectural Governor, Hirofumi Yoshimura announced his intention earlier this week to close theme parks in the are as part of a State of Emergency request.