Disney World and Disneyland have been closed Thursday, saying that the coronavirus pandemic will be closed due to persistence.
According to Disney Park, the theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Paris Resort in Florida will be closed from Sunday to the end of the month. Disney Cruise Line will suspend all new departures from Saturday to the end of this month.
Walt Disney Co. has announced that it will pay cast members to call employees during the closure.
Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris hotels will continue to operate, as will retail and dining complexes. According to Disney Parks, employees who can work from home are required to do so. Walt Disney World employs 75,000 people and is the largest single-site employer in the United States.
The announcement started hours after Disney Parks announced plans to close Disneyland, Anaheim, California, began on Saturday, and continued throughout the month.
The decision was made "in the best interests of our guests and employees," the company said, and the Governor of California, Gavin Newsum (D), issued an executive order to Said in a statement after issuing a public health crisis. Newsom has abolished the waiting period for unemployment and disability benefits for state residents who lost their jobs due to the outbreak and empowered the state to control hotels and other facilities for treating patients.
The closure of the company's flagship theme park is subject to similar declarations from other attractions and commercial offices across the country, as well as cancellation of major events such as music festivals and sporting events.
Disneyland Park has been closed only three times. Disneyland was closed for one day after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, following the occurrence of the Northridge earthquake in 1994, and according to the New York Times .
"Disneyland Resort will work with guests who wish to change or cancel their visit and provide refunds to guests who have booked hotels during this closure," the company said in a statement. "Patience" due to the number of expected calls that the customer also asked.
Parks are closed on Saturdays, but Disneyland hotels are open until Monday, giving guests more time to change their travel plans.
Disney has noted that no cases of COVID-19, a disease caused by a new coronavirus in the park, have been reported.
Disneyland has approximately 30,000 employees, is the largest employer in Orange County, and, according to Disney, has generated over $ 5 billion in the Southern California economy ]. It is reported that more than 157 million people visited the Disney theme park in 2018.
Over 125,000 people worldwide have been diagnosed with COVID-19. This is a disease caused by the coronavirus that has occurred in China. More than 4,500 people have died worldwide.
In 42 states of the United States and Washington, DC, more than 1,200 people have been infected with the virus and at least 36 people have died.
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