China Locked Down Disneyland to Test 34,000 Tourists after ONE Covid Case was Reported

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Shanghai Disneyland closed down temporarily on Sunday after it was discovered that a single visitor had a positive COVID case. Nearly 34,000 other tourists on the premises had to be tested before leaving as part of China’s strict COVID containment efforts. China has an almost 80% vaccination rate. Beijing has a “zero tolerance” policy approach to the disease.

Shanghai Disneyland closed down temporarily on Sunday after it was discovered that a visitor had a positive COVID case. Nearly 34,000 other tourists on the premises had to be tested before leaving as part of China’s strict COVID containment efforts.

The amusement park’s forceful reaction to the singular positive case is in line with Beijing’s “zero tolerance” policy approach to the disease that is reminiscent of Australia’s, where COVID infections are tracked very closely among the population and lockdowns were reimposed well after many western countries lifted them. But while Australia has a 64.3 percent vaccination rate, China has an almost 80 percent vaccination rate.

Across multiple other regions of China, 48 domestic COVID cases were registered, leading businesses to close their doors and the government to orchestrate mass testing initiatives. As a result of the one infection, Disneyland and its accompanying shopping and restaurant mall will pause operations until at least Wednesday, the company told The Wall Street Journal.

The Journal reported that the park still launched its fireworks spectacle as scheduled to keep attendees occupied as each one was tested for the virus before they could depart.

As a corporation, one of Disney’s most profitable ventures has historically been the theme parks, a division which took a substantial hit when the pandemic began as Disney facilities across the globe went out of commission for many months.

The Shanghai location’s sudden closure Sunday showcases Disney’s delicate and somewhat precarious business relationship with the Chinese market, given that it is largely regulated and controlled by the Chinese Communist Party. The Shanghai park was the first to close in January 2020 but the first to re-open in May 2020, the Journal added. Over recent months, Disney has relaxed some COVID restrictions and capacity cutoffs as worldwide vaccination rates improve and transmission rates abate.

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Ragnar D.
Ragnar D.
2 years ago

Those heavy-handed Chinese communists are just despicable. Thankfully we live in the land of the free where nothing like this could ever happen. All sarcasm aside, we can see that worldwide tyranny has little respect for national boundaries. We have transformed from being citizens to being subjects of national governments. The true rulers of the world just use the nation state system as an instrument of controlling the serfs. If the nation state no longer secures our rights, then we must come up with something else.

K Norman Meyers
K Norman Meyers
2 years ago

Since no one has an isolated sample of covid19, it is impossible to make a test. So every test given is a fraud to create fear and more deadly vaccine customers. Follow the money. Big pharma now has over 100 new billionaires, and has killed millions of people. It is time to shut down big pharma.