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Shanghai Disneyland suspends entry on Halloween

Shanghai Disneyland suspends entry on Halloween

November 2, 2021: -On Sunday, Shanghai Disney Resort suspended entry and asked visitors to get coronavirus tests hours before the night of Halloween.

The resort operator cited cooperation with “pandemic investigation in different provinces and cities” in its announcement on temporarily suspending entry and stopping operations for attractions. “Outdoor entertainment continues as scheduled,” the company said in a statement timestamped on Sunday on Chinese social media platform Weibo.

Mainland China has reported new pockets of coronavirus cases in the previous few weeks, mainly in Inner Mongolia regions in the north.

For the weekend, a few domestically transmitted coronavirus cases surfaced in distant regions. Hangzhou city reported one new lawsuit from a traveler passing through from Shanghai.

Shanghai Disney Resort visitors need to take a nucleic acid test for the coronavirus upon exiting. Another test following 24 hours, the company said Sunday, adding that Shanghai Disneyland and Disneytown would be closed on Monday and Tuesday later in the evening.

Shanghai city said those who visited the Disney venues since Saturday would also need to be tested. On Monday, 33,863 people had tested negative, the municipal government said, with no positive cases reported for Sunday in the city.

Disney owns 43% of Shanghai Disney Resort, offering refunds or exchanges for tickets dated October 31, November 1, and November 2.

China’s strict “zero tolerance” policy for controlling the spread of the coronavirus means that venues from apartment compounds to theme parks can be locked down at a notice of the moment.

On Saturday, Universal Beijing Resort said disease control authorities notified them that close contacts of a coronavirus case visited the park the preceding. The resort said it tests all staff and that the intimate connections were in isolation and have tested negative for the coronavirus.

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