Disneyland Paris to be converted into mass virus vaccination site

Disneyland Paris, which is one of Europe’s most favoured tourist destinations, will be converted into a mass Covid-19 vaccination site at its convention centre from Saturday. The announcement was made as France is trying hard to expedite its mass vaccination drive as reported by AFP.

Disneyland Paris will become a mass Covid-19 vaccination site starting Saturday in partnership with local authorities, the theme park said. The amusement park,  has been closed since October 30, when non-essential businesses were ordered to close amid a surge in infections, putting its 17,000 employees out of work. It had originally planned to re-admit visitors on April 2, but worsening conditions forced it to postpone. The vaccination site will be housed outside the amusement park proper at its Newport Bay Club, a convention centre near its hotel complex. The aim is to give anti- COVID-19 shots to at least 1,000 people a day, as France aims to get at least one jab to 20 million people by mid-May.

The global Disney group has announced 32,000 job cuts at its theme park activities worldwide by the end of the first quarter, mostly in the United States, because of the impact of the coronavirus. But the Disneyland Park in California is set to reopen on April 30 after more than a year of closure.