"In response to the prevention and control of the disease outbreak and in order to ensure the health and safety of our guests and Cast, Shanghai Disney Resort is temporarily closing Shanghai Disneyland, Disneytown including Walt Disney Grand Theatre and Wishing Star Park, starting January 25, 2020", Shanghai Disney Resort company said in a statement.
It added that the park's administration was in close contact with the local government and would announce the reopening date in due course.
Shanghai Disney Resort closes from Saturday till further notice. pic.twitter.com/fOCvPRi52O— Xinqi Su 蘇昕琪 (@XinqiSu) January 24, 2020
The company said it would also refund all customers for any purchased tickets.
The virus, which was first detected in the eastern city of Wuhan in late December, has already killed 26 and infected more than 880 others in China. Confirmed cases of the new coronavirus have also been recorded in the United States, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore and Thailand.