Shanghai Disney Resort abruptly closes due to Covid with visitors stuck inside

The Disney Resort in Shanghai abruptly suspended operations on Monday to comply with Covid-19 prevention measures, with all visitors at the time of the announcement being asked to stay in the park until they return a negative test. for the virus.

The station said at 11:39 a.m. local time (11:39 p.m. ET) that it would immediately close the main theme park and surrounding areas, including its shopping street, until further notice to comply with anti-virus measures.

The Shanghai government said on its official WeChat account that the park is banning people from entering or leaving and that all visitors inside the site should wait for their test results before they can leave.

Anyone who had visited the park since October 27 should test for Covid-19 three times in three days, he said.

The theme park continued to operate rides for visitors stranded in the park during Monday’s closure, social media users reported.

A spokesperson for Shanghai Disney Resort said the resort was still offering “limited offers” and was following measures in line with guidelines from Chinese health authorities.

The station had said on Saturday that it had started operating with reduced staff to comply with Covid measures.

Shanghai reported 10 locally transmitted cases for Oct. 30, all of whom it said were people without symptoms.

The closure marks the latest disruption for the Shanghai Disney Resort, which was closed for more than three months during Shanghai’s lockdown earlier this year.

The park was also closed for two days in November last year with more than 30,000 visitors stuck inside, after authorities ordered they all be tested as part of a search exercise for the contacts.

Videos circulating on China’s Weibo platform on Monday showed people rushing to the park’s gates, which were already locked.

Reuters was unable to verify the authenticity of the videos and the Shanghai Disney Resort did not respond when asked how many visitors were inside.

Local authorities across China have continued to impose abrupt and extreme measures to reduce any possibility of virus transmission once cases arise, in line with the country’s ultra-strict zero-tolerance approach to Covid-19. .

The Universal Resort in the country’s capital, Beijing, reopened on Monday after a five-day closure, which was also prompted by virus measures.

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