(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co said on Friday its parks in California and Florida will remain closed until further notice, as authorities step up efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States.
The company will extend paying workers at both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort through April 18.
It is unusual for Disney to close its parks.
Brief shutdowns have occurred due to hurricanes and following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States.
Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila
Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.