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Tokyo Disneyland will be temporarily closed in response to the outbreak plan

Date: 2020-02-29

Tokyo Disneyland will be closed for two weeks as the number of confirmed cases of a new type of coronary pneumonia in Japan increases, Beijing time reported Monday.

Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland ocean resort will be closed from Saturday until March 15, Disney said on Friday.

The announcement came a day after prime minister shinzo Abe called for all schools to be temporarily closed from March 2 to stop the spread of the virus.The government also urged the cancellation or reduction of large parties and sports events for two weeks.

Shanghai Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland in China were closed on January 25 and 26, respectively.

Tokyo Disneyland has been taking precautionary measures since February 21, asking guests with cold symptoms to avoid entering the park and to place sanitizer in the park's toilets.

However, the operator of Tokyo Disneyland's beauty and beast park, which is expected to open on April 15, previously said it would proceed as planned and welcome visitors on April 15.