No Hugs Allowed: Tokyo Disneyland Bans Mascot Hugs To Prevent Spread Of Virus From Wuhan
Families visiting Tokyo Disneyland might want to forget about hugging their favourite mascots
As part of efforts to protect their staff and customers from the rapid spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Tokyo Disneyland has asked all their employees to wear masks, and their mascots will have to refrain from hugging guests.
The public will also have a limited number of Disney characters that will offer photo opportunities.
Meanwhile, Bank of China has told their employees to eat alone and avoid chit-chat with other coworkers
Those who work at the Beijing headquarters have been told to eat lunch at least a metre away from their coworkers. Small talks are also strongly discouraged.
According to Bloomberg, they wrote in a notice to employees saying, "There's no topic that's so urgent it's worth you risking your life to discuss."
Disney resorts in mainland China and Hong Kong are closed for now, but the Tokyo park remains open
The death toll in China has climbed to 565 people, with more than 28,000 infections.