Disneyland in Shanghai is shut down and 30,000 are tested, over one COVID case : NPR

Medical staff at Disneyland in Shanghai are testing visitors for the corona virus on Sunday when a single COVID-19 case was discovered in a park over the weekend.

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Medical staff at Disneyland in Shanghai are testing visitors for the corona virus on Sunday when a single COVID-19 case was discovered in a park over the weekend.

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Shanghai Health Department officials say they have tested COVID-19 on about 34,000 people overnight at Disneyland in Shanghai.

On Sunday evening, the city abruptly closed Shanghai Disneyland and banned anyone from entering. They also closed the metro station serving the theme park. Park said he did so to assist in the investigation of contact tracing when a woman visiting the park on Saturday tested positive for the corona virus in neighboring Jiangxi Province.

Shanghai announced on Monday that all of the guests who had been tested over the weekend had returned negative for Kwade 19. Relevant institution. The outlet reported that authorities said they would have to try again.

Chinese media say an estimated 100,000 people visited the park on Saturday and Sunday, all of whom will now need to be tested.

On Chinese social media, frustrated park visitors posted short videos showing thousands of people waiting outside overnight as health workers in hazmat suits underwent a quad test. One Shown Fireworks explode in the night sky over crowds of police, public health workers and visitors to the park.

Shanghai Disneyland and Disney Town remained closed on Monday and Tuesday, and authorities promised refunds or exchanges to any participants affected by the closure.

“As soon as we have a confirmed date for the resumption of operations, we will notify guests,” said Shanghai Disney Resort. Said in a notice On its website. “Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!”

China Close your borders. COVID-19 to prevent the spread of the disease in the early stages of the epidemic, and since then citywide lockdowns and other Strict public health measures To keep the infection rate low in the country.

An older version of this story was originally published on Morning edition Live Blog.

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