Shanghai's Disney resort shut amid record daily COVID infections

March 21, 2022 / 10:10 AM
Attendants wearing Mickey Mouse ears stand in front of a large screen during a press event for the Shanghai Disney Resort in Shanghai - Archived
Sharjah24 - Reuters: China's financial hub of Shanghai reported on Monday a record daily surge in local COVID-19 infections as authorities scrambled to test residents and rein in the Omicron variant, while closing its Disney DIS.N resort until further notice.
Until recent weeks relatively unscathed by coronavirus, Shanghai reported 24 new domestically transmitted COVID cases with confirmed symptoms for Sunday and 734 local asymptomatic infections, official data showed on Monday.

It is the fourth consecutive day that Shanghai's local asymptomatic infections have increased.

Although the tally of infections is tiny by global standards, Shanghai has quickly followed China's "dynamic clearance" policies, shutting schools and testing residential compounds in the effort to limit the spread of the virus.

"When it comes to the entire situation of epidemic control and prevention that we are facing, it is very complex and serious, and it is also a very big test for us," city health official Wu Jinglei told a news briefing.

Shanghai will stick with "dynamic clearance", Wu added, saying he hoped for continued public support for the policy.

The city also shut the Shanghai Disney Resort from Monday until further notice. Read full story
March 21, 2022 / 10:10 AM

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