Hong Kong Disney Land Shut Down Due To Virus Outbreak Fears

A security guard checks a empty square usually filled with visitors at Hong Kong Disneyland in Hong Kong on January 26, 2020, after the park announced it was shutting its doors until further notice over a deadly virus outbreak in central China. (Photo by Ayaka MCGILL / AFP)

Hong Kong’s famed Disney Land has shut its doors due viral outbreak fears that has made China take emergency measures to deter the virus from spreading world wide.

“As a precautionary measure in line with prevention efforts taking place across Hong Kong, we are temporarily closing Hong Kong Disneyland park… out of consideration for the health and safety of our Guests and Cast Members,” read a statement released by the park.

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The death toll from the coronavirus has reached 80 people in China, most deaths occurring in the place widely-believed it originated from Hubei province. Over 2,700 people are now recorded to have been infected.

The coronavirus now has been documented to be in the US, Canada and France. In Asia, South Korea, Japan, Canada, Taiwan, Austraila, Singapore, Nepal and Malaysia have all found cases of the virus.

The World Health Organization has indicated that the outbreak is an emergency in China and my become a global emergency in the near future.

WHO reports now suggest those infected may not show symptoms for up to ten days.

“Current estimates of the incubation period range from 2-10 days, and these estimates will be refined as more data become available,” stated the WHO.

“Understanding the time when infected patients may transmit the virus to others is critical for control efforts,” it added.


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