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Shanghai Disneyland closed on Halloween after visitor detected with COVID

19:26, 01 November 2021
Shanghai Disneyland closed on Halloween after visitor detected with COVID

Around 34,000 other park goers were tested shortly after.


Shanghai Disney Resort suspended operating on Monday after discovering a COVID-infected visitor on Halloween night.

The thematic park announced that the case was reported on Saturday with an elderly woman who returned to the city later. The park added that it was cooperating with an epidemiological investigation of local authorities.

Shanghai’s mayor later said that the city had conducted at least 33,863 tests of employees and visitors, including this Sunday’s attenders. 

Despite all the tests being negative, the city’s officials ordered the visitors to stay at home for at least two days and rerun a COVID test after this term.

Disneyland will remain shut at least until Tuesday and keep working with the epidemiological service. The park is offering refunds or exchanges for the dates of suspension.

China, accused of hiding information about the coronavirus origins, has reported around 97,000 cases of infection and 4,636 deaths since the pandemic outbreak.

The low infection rates were achieved due to China’s zero-tolerance policy and strict measures adopted by the government. Approximately 6 mln people remain under lockdown status, most of them in the city of Lanzhou and in the northern regions of the country.