Shanghai Disneyland Goes Into Lockdown After One Visitor Tests Positive For COVID.

Disneyland employees gather to wait for their COVID-19 tests at the Shanghai Disney Resort in Shanghai, China on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021. Fireworks boomed as the visitors at Shanghai Disneyland waited for their COVID-19 test results, surrounded by healthcare workers dressed from head to toe in the white protective suits. Shanghai Disneyland suddenly announced Sunday evening that they were no longer accepting any visitors and they were cooperating with an epidemiological investigation from another province. They then locked down the park, as Shanghai city healthcare workers and police rushed to the scene to conduct a mass testing. (Chinatopix via AP)

Disney likes to brand their theme parks as being “the happiest place on earth,” which makes for a clever and marketable slogan. 

But Shanghai Disneyland wasn’t exactly a fun place to be Sunday, thanks to the odd reaction of the park to the fact that one visitor tested positive for COVID. 

All 30,000 visitors were essentially locked in, as officials would not let people leave until every customer was tested.  The only way out was a negative test result. 

The scene was made even more bizarre because the testers were wearing hazmat suites, and the fireworks went off off in the background as long lines of people waited for a nasal swab that would determine if they could go home. 

China has a zero tolerance policy for COVID, and it is enforced to the max. It doesn’t matter when or where, if someone tests positive, things are getting shut down.  Just recently a passenger on a train was deemed to have had contact racing with someone who tested positive, and the train was stopped literally in its tracks as riders were tested. 

China recorded a total of 48 cases of COVID on Saturday in their entire country of 1.3 billion people. 

80%has  of China’s population is reportedly vaccinated. 

All of the 30,000 Disneyland visitors forced to test on Sunday were negative, but all were ordered to self-isolate before taking a second test to confirm the negative test. 

Chinese officials apparently allowed the fireworks to continue while the testing went on so people had something to look at as they waited. Plus, employees apparently handed out phone chargers so people could charge their phones. 

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