The entertainment company Walt Disney has had great losses in recent weeks due to the COVID-19 virus that has been spreading little by little around the world and it seems it is one of the companies most affected by it.
So far the virus has generated more than 90 thousand infected of which 80 thousand are in China .
Because of this, events, concerts, premieres and tourist attractions took the measure of canceling or closing places to prevent the spread of the disease.
It is here where the Disney company enters that has been very affected and silently impacted being the company that has suffered the most from coronavirus effects.
Some premieres that obviously lose profits have been canceled , as well as the cancellation of the Disney + launch in the European country.
This great event that would take place in London was expected to bring together important executives as well as special guests and obviously the press.
Due to a series of cancellations by attending media and a growing concern about the possibility of traveling internationally at this time, we have decided to cancel our Disney + launch events scheduled for Thursday and Friday, ”the company said in a statement.
The company has still promoted the streaming service through its social networks, just as it publishes the press notices.
Something that has had a very strong impact has been the closure of its entertainment parks , the first closure with Shanghai Disney Resort in China on January 24, being the country where the virus began and subsequently also closed its doors in Hong Kong Disneyland .
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This is how Japan also had to close its doors to Disneyland Tokyo and DisneySea because it is where it has spread most intensely in recent days and with it all the parks in Asia were closed.
The Disneyland Paris park is still open but its closure is very possible .
We are following the development of the situation in close collaboration with the health authorities, whose recommendations we follow, ”said the company in recent days, to reassure its visitors.
While in the United States, where Walt Disney World Resort of Florida is located, they still do not confirm anything but it is on a tightrope after confirming 7 people infected.
As a curious fact, The Magic Kingdom at Disney World is the most visited theme park in the world, with more than 20 million people per year .
Another great impact for Disney has been its movie releases , starting with the adaptation to Mulán’s live action that suspended its launch in China.
Mulán, which obviously produces great interest in China, will come at some point, but we are not sure when, ”Disney CEO Bob Iger said in a statement.
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As well as the premiere in the same country of the movie United , which is also Pixar .