TOKYO, March 11 (Xinhua) -- The operators of Tokyo Disneyland, DisneySea and Universal Studios Japan said on Wednesday that they will extend their closure in line with a government request, in an effort to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday requested organizers of sports and cultural events to cancel or postpone events for 10 more days.
In response, Oriental Land Co., which operates the Disney resorts near Tokyo, said it decided to keep the theme parks closed until early April. USJ LLC, which operates Universal Studios Japan in Osaka Prefecture, said the theme park will remain closed through March 22.
Sanrio, which has two theme parks featuring Hello Kitty and other characters, has also decided to extend their closure period to March 20 from March 15.