Disney Shanghai is temporarily closing as China struggles against yet another COVID-19 rise
Disney Shanghai is temporarily closing as China struggles against yet another COVID-19 rise

Disney Shanghai is temporarily closing as China struggles against yet another COVID-19 rise

SHANGHAI, CHINA – FEBRUARY 4, 2022 – Fireworks at Disneyland during Lunar New Year 2022 in Shanghai, China, February 4, 2022. (Photo credit to read Costfoto / Future Publishing via Getty Images)

Shanghai Disney says it will be temporarily closed to the public from Monday in response to another wave of COVID-19 cases pervasive China.

The amusement park said the closure will remain in effect until further notice and includes the main resort, the Disneytown shopping complex and Wishing Star Park, a recreational area.

“We will continue to monitor the pandemic and consult local authorities and will notify guests as soon as we have a confirmed date to resume operations,” the park said in a statement.

Guests who have been affected will receive a refund or exchange.

Shanghai Disney’s closure comes as China faces its biggest eruption of COVID-19 since the first eruption in Wuhan in late 2019.

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China’s overall case numbers remain relatively low, but authorities are enforcing a “zero tolerance” strategy that has temporarily shut down major cities to find and isolate any infected person.

However, the resurgence of cases has sent shockwaves across the country, forcing a company shutdown and a dive into Asian stock markets.

Chinese authorities have closed for travel out of and within the hardest-hit province, Jilin, in the northeast. More than 1,800 cases were reported in Jilin on Friday, out of nearly 2,400 nationwide.

And on Saturday, China’s health authorities reported two COVID-19 deaths, both of which were in Jilin, bringing the country’s reported death toll to 4,638.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. Read more about this story FOX Business.

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