In mid-march we knew the news that the Disney parks in the united States would close until the end of march by the pandemic of the coronavirus. Today, the company has announced to extend the closure indefinitely.
The initial plan was to reopen the parks on the 1st of April but have announced that they stick to orders from California and Orlando which urge to stay in home quarantine. “While there are still a lot of uncertainty with regard to the impact of the COVID-19, the safety and well-being of our guests and employees remain the main priority The Walt Disney Company”, point out in a press release.
In addition, The Walt Disney Company has announced that it will continue paying its workers for the next three weeks, “in view of the growing crisis, we made the decision to spread the payment of the cast members of parks and resorts per hour until April 18,”.
? Disney Parks News (@DisneyParksNews) March 27, 2020
Evolution of the coronavirus in the U.S.
The closing of the Disney parks in the united States follows the orders of quarantine established to slow the advance of the COVID19. The number of people affected now exceeds 100,000, and the number of deceased comes to the 1700. New York is the state most affected the past few days, with more than 45,000 infected, but has not declared any quarantine is still in the country. Are set rescue billionaires by the Government, reaching $ 2.2 trillion for businesses and families affected.