Home Health&Wealth After one COVID case, 30,000 people are screened.

After one COVID case, 30,000 people are screened.

by Kingsley Nzeadibe

At Shanghai’s Disneyland, health officials said they screened nearly 34,000 people for COVID-19 in a single night.

Shanghai Disneyland was abruptly shuttered on Sunday evening, and everybody inside was prohibited from leaving. The subway station that serves the theme park was also shut down. After a lady who visited the park on Saturday came back positive for the coronavirus in adjacent Jiangxi province, the park stated it did so to help with a contact tracing inquiry.

Per the Associated Press, Shanghai reported on Monday that all of the visitors who had been screened over the weekend had tested negative for COVID-19. According to the source, authorities stated they would have to be examined again.

According to Chinese media, an estimated 100,000 individuals attended the park on Saturday and Sunday, and all of them would be examined.

Frustrated park visitors posted short videos on Chinese social media revealing thousands of people waiting outdoors overnight as health personnel in hazmat suits did COVID tests. Fireworks exploded in the night sky above hordes of police, public health personnel, and park visitors in one video.

On Monday and Tuesday, Shanghai Disneyland and Disneytown remained closed, with officials promising refunds or exchanges to any attendees affected by the closure.

In a note on its website, Shanghai Disney Resort stated, “We will tell guests as soon as we have a verified date to begin operations.” “I appreciate your patience and cooperation!”

Early in the COVID-19 epidemic, China closed its borders to prevent the disease from spreading, and it has subsequently implemented citywide lockdowns and other severe public health precautions to keep the country’s rate of infection down.

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