‘Coronavirus’ Closes Disneyland in Shanghai and Hong Kong and Now Tokyo Disneyland Employees Can Wear Masks

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Currently the Coronavirus is hitting China hard and as a result Disneyland in both Shanghai and Hong Kong have closed down “indefinitely.”

So far the virus has sickened about 2,900 people and killed 81 worldwide. Now both parks have been shuttered as a precaution the theme park has said:

As a precautionary measure in line with prevention efforts taking place across Hong Kong, we are temporarily closing Hong Kong Disneyland Park starting from January 26, 2020 out of consideration for the health and safety of our Guests and Cast Members.

It isn’t just the parks. Hong Kong elementary schools have also closed down until February 17th.

The Chinese government has extended Lunar New Year until February 2nd to try and keep more people at home. Shanghai has announced businesses are to remain closed until February 9th. All in efforts to contain the spread of the virus.

Now in Tokyo Disneyland cast members will be allowed to wear masks, starting on January 28th, in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus. At this time there have only been three confirmed cases in Japan, but the illness can incubate for 1-14 days before symptoms show up.

There have only been five confirmed cases inside the United States, but two of them are confirmed for Los Angeles and Orange County near Disneyland. Now Disneyland is not closing down anytime soon and they have had other outbreaks nearby and stayed open. It doesn’t mean that anyone is at risk at this time. Just be extra cautious as you visit, and this is my recommendation for visiting anyplace going forward.

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Sources: Gizmodo, WDWNT, LATimes,


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