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Shanghai Disney Resort locks crowds inside COVID-shut park

Visitors ordered to stay until they test negative for the coronavirus

Some 30,000 visitors were locked inside Shanghai Disney Resort last year during a snap COVID-19 lockdown (File photo by Getty Images)

SHANGHAI -- Shanghai Disney Resort suddenly shut its doors on Monday, trapping throngs of visitors inside the amusement park as China's financial capital battles a fresh COVID-19 outbreak.

Crowds thought to number in the thousands have been ordered to stay inside the sealed-off site until they test negative for the coronavirus, repeating a snap lockdown during Halloween celebrations last year that left about 30,000 revelers trapped inside.

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