Shanghai Disneyland temporarily closed after guest tests Covid-19 positive

Shanghai, China, Nov 1 (EFE).- The Disneyland amusement park in the eastern Chinese city of Shanghai has been temporarily closed after a guest from Hangzhou tested positive for Covid-19 upon returning home.

In a statement published late on Sunday on its website, Disneyland announced that it would close the resort on Monday and Tuesday to “to follow the requirement of Covid-19 prevention and control.”

“We will notify guests as soon as we have a confirmed date to resume operations.”

Authorities in the Zhejiang province said a person tested positive in capital Hangzhou after returning home from Disneyland Shanghai on Saturday evening.

All those in the enclosure at 6 pm on Sunday or who spent the night in one of its hotels will have to undergo nucleic acid testing before leaving and have a second test 24 hours later from the first one.

They will have to monitor their health status for another 12 days in any case.

Digital newspaper Caixin reported that some 46,000 people were in the park when the infected person was there.

The regional government temporarily closed the metro station to the Disney resort.

The government ordered all visitors to Disneyland Shanghai on Oct.30 and 31 to undergo coronavirus tests as soon as possible and not leave home for at least two days.

They must undergo additional tests on the second, seventh, and 14th-day after the first test.

China has seen a Covid-19 resurgence since mid-October.

Health authorities Monday said 92 patients tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours.

These include 59 local contagions.

The number of new infections is slightly larger than the previous two days. Seventy-one patients tested positive on Sunday and 78 on Saturday.

The health authorities detected 24 new asymptomatic infections across the country.

According to the latest official data, the number of active cases nationwide is 869, of which 33 are serious.

The total number of active infected in mainland China stands at 869. Thirty-three patients are in critical condition.

The latest Covid-19 outbreaks in China fueled by the highly-infectious Delta variant of the virus represent a higher proportion of critical cases. At least 40 percent of those infected are over 60.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, China has recorded 97,243 coronavirus infections, including 4,636 deaths. EFE


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