Disneyland Paris stays open, staffer infected

AP , Monday 9 Mar 2020

File Photo: Visitors walk towards the Sleeping Beauty Castle during a visit to the Disneyland Paris, France, January 21, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)

Disneyland Paris says a male backstage cast member has tested positive for COVID-19 but that the park will remain open.

The staffer, who was not named and whose age is not known, was already on sick leave when Disney was notified about the infection Sunday. He is receiving treatment.

Park officials said since the infected cast member worked backstage he was not in contact with the public. Cast members in contact with him with have been asked to stay at home and seek medical attention if they become ill.

Disneyland Paris had already reinforced sanitation procedures, such as extra cleaning of outdoor sites. All three Asian parks -- Shanghai Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland and Tokyo Disney Resort - have been closed over the virus outbreak. Disney said Shanghai Disney Resort partially resumed operations Monday.

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