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The Wall Street Journal: Shanghai Disney Resort to shut amid omicron surge in China

The Shanghai Disney Resort has announced that it will close on Monday until further notice, citing China’s recent wave of COVID-19 infections.

The resort, which includes Shanghai Disneyland, Disneytown and Wishing Star Park, said on its website that it would consult local authorities and notify guests as soon as it had a confirmed date to resume operations. 

China reported 1,656 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases on Saturday, health authorities said, compared with about 70 cases at the beginning of the month. Meanwhile, mainland China reported its first deaths from COVID-19 in more than a year on Saturday as the country battles a surge of Omicron infections.

Two patients died of COVID-19 in the northeastern province of Jilin, which has been hard hit by the omicron wave, China’s National Health Commission said. The deaths, both of which occurred March 18, are the nation’s first recorded fatalities since Jan. 26, 2021.

An expanded version of this report appears on WSJ.com.

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