BREAKING: Disney Park closes today after authorities discover Guest tested positive for COVID-19

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort has closed its gates today following the discovery by authorities that a Guest who visited the park over the weekend was infected with COVID-19.

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The Disney Resort, which is owned by The Walt Disney Company and the local government spoke about the decision to close the park, saying the choice was “an abundance of caution.”

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A visitor who recently arrived in Hong Kong from Indonesia had completed her mandatory 21-day quarantine, and following the completion of the quarantine, she tested positive for the virus. However, authorities say she has a “low viral load,” which is clinical-speak for “a low amount of the virus in her body.” This lead authorities to believe the young Indonesian woman is a repositive case, meaning she likely had the virus and recovered, but still tested positive.

She visited the park on Sunday.

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According to the Hong Kong Disneyland website, anyone who was present in the park between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 14 is required by the government to be tested for the virus:

“Hong Kong Disneyland Park Temporary Closure on Nov 17 (Wed)

In an abundance of caution, Hong Kong Disneyland Park will be closed on Nov 17 (Wed) to ensure relevant Cast Members can complete the test sooner. Guests who planned to visit the park on Nov 17 are advised to visit on another day.

The government issued a compulsory testing notice requiring any persons who were present at the park at any time during the period from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Nov 14 (Sun) to undergo compulsory testing for COVID-19 on or before Nov 18 (Thu).”

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The order for compulsory testing applies to both Guests and Cast Members who were in the park on Sunday, and testing must be completed by Thursday, November 18.

Credit: Hong Kong Disneyland

As this is a breaking story, we will update it as more information becomes available.

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