The sudden temporary closure took everyone by surprise.
With 770 coronavirus cases registered in Japan at noon on Sunday, including 634 from the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Yokohama, fear that the number of infected will continue to grow has led to the cancellation of large-scale events and community gatherings around. to the nation.
Now the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo’s Mitaka is taking precautions against the spread of the flu-like virus by announcing that will close for a temporary period from February 25th to March 17th.
As one of the most popular tourist spots in the city, the Ghibli Museum welcomes over a thousand local and international visitors every day, making it a high-risk location for the spread of coronavirus, which has been officially named COVID-19 by the World Health Organization.
Since Japanese officials are now unable to identify the COVID-19 route of infection in the country, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has announced that the next three weeks will be positioned as an important period to prevent the spread of the virus in Japan.
As such, the government has said it intends to postpone or cancel large-scale events in Tokyo, and in response to this position by the government, and following discussions with the city of Mitaka, the Ghibli Museum has decided to temporarily close the knockers.
The Ghibli Museum announced the temporary closure on its official website on February 22nd, with apologies stating:
“We apologize to those who couldn’t wait to visit the museum, however we will continue to monitor the situation as we move forward in the future, so we would be grateful if you could check out our website [for future updates]”.
The Ghibli Museum says it will issue a full refund for those who booked tickets from February 25th to March 17th, with details of the refund procedure to be announced shortly.
Source: Ghibli Museum
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