Disneyland in Tokyo will be closed for two weeks to contain the spread of coronavirus

On Friday, Tokyo disney resort announced that it will be closed for two weeks as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus in Japan. This was announced one day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asked to close national schools in March.

«The coming week or two — extremely important time — said Abe on Thursday when he was asked to close in elementary, middle and secondary schools. — This is done in order to prioritize the health and safety of children and to take precautions to avoid the possible risk of large-scale infections.»

The Park will be closed on Saturday with plans to resume March 15. In a statement on its web site Park referred to an increased risk of infection in crowded places.

Closure occurs because the number of cases COVID-19 in Japan continues to grow. According to the Center for system science and engineering at Johns Hopkins, there were 228 cases, not including 705 cases and the deaths of four Japanese passengers and one of the British cruise liner Diamond Princess in quarantine in Yokohama.

Park Tokyo — Disney third property in Asia, which was forced to stop working due to the coronavirus. Tokyo Disneyland announced that it will be closed for two weeks, a month after the closing of January 26, the Disney parks in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

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In the message on the income of February 4, the financial Director of Disney Christine McCarthy said that the company will feel the impact of these closures on the results of the second quarter and year — worth $ 175 million.

McCarthy added:

«Current closure occurs in the quarter in which we typically observe high levels of attendance and employment due to the timing of Chinese New year. The exact magnitude of financial impact highly dependent on duration of closure, and how quickly we will be able to resume normal work.»