The operator of the two Disney resorts in Tokyo, Disneyland and DisneySea, said the parks would be closed for about two weeks on Friday due to concerns about the outbreak of the new corona virus.
"Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea have decided to close the store from Saturday, February 29, 2020 to Sunday, March 15," after the government called for measures to limit the spread of the virus, the operator said in a statement ,
Oriental Land currently hopes to resume operations on March 16.
"We are currently planning to reopen on March 16, but we will decide based on the situation and developments when to open it. We will also consult the (official) agencies concerned," a spokesman told AFP.
More than 30 million visitors flock to the two parks each year and they are among the most popular travel destinations for tourists coming to Tokyo.
The move comes as the Japanese government steps up measures to combat the outbreak of the virus, which has been linked to at least four deaths in the country and nearly 200 infections.
On Thursday evening, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asked schools across the country to close for about a month, although kindergartens and after-school clubs are excluded.
And the government has asked people to work from home, commute outside of rush hours, and avoid large gatherings.
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