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Shanghai Disney Resort Reducing Capacity, Suspending Indoor Shows Amid COVID-19 Surge

As China continues to double down on its “dynamic zero COVID” strategy to eliminate the virus entirely, Shanghai Disney Resort has announced new operational changes due to the highest surge of cases since the pandemic’s outset nearly two years ago.

China is facing its worst wave of COVID since the original outbreak in Wuhan, with cases of the highly-infectious omicron variant surging over 1500 per day nationwide, according to the South China Morning Post.

The new policy changes were outlined on the resort website:

– Shanghai Disneyland will operate with controlled capacity.

– The majority of Shanghai Disneyland’s attractions and shows will operate at reduced capacity. The theatre shows will be temporarily suspended.

– All guests will be required to present a China government ID card or valid travel document, a green Health QR Code, a green Telecommunication Data-Based Travel Itinerary Card (Travel Itinerary Card), scan the Shanghai QR Code for contact tracing, and a Shanghai Disneyland Reservation QR Code upon entering Shanghai Disneyland.

– Effective Sunday, March 13, 2022, guests will also be required to present proof of a negative Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) taken within 24 hours prior to entering Shanghai Disney Resort.

– All guests will be required to wear masks during their entire visit to the resort, including both indoors and outdoors, except when dining, and strictly follow social distancing requirements.

– All Cast Members will be required to undergo regular NAT testing.

– The frequency of sanitization and disinfection throughout the resort will be further strengthened.

China remains the only country dedicated to stamping out the virus rather than transitioning to living with COVID-19. This shift in Shanghai Disney Resort policy also comes as cinemas, museums and theaters in Shanghai have also been forced to close, and public schools shifting to online learning starting Monday, according to Deadline.

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  1. They’re actually taking it seriously because they value life and are respectful of others. Their Covid death rate reflects this despite having the largest population in the world. The US wants you to think that equivalent deaths to 9/11 happening everyday the last two years is normal.

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