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Man who died in California from coronavirus visited Disney World 2 weeks prior, report says

He also visited Universal Resort

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Disney World is offering condolences to the family of a man who reportedly died in California Thursday of the coronavirus after visiting the attraction two weeks prior, reports say.

“We offer our deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Ghazarian. We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and remain in regular contact with health agencies for information and guidance,” a Disney spokesperson said.

According to the TMZ report, the family of the 34-year-old man said he flew from Los Angeles to Orlando on March 2 for a work conference and reportedly stayed a few extra days to see the parks.

The report also states he visited Universal Studios in Florida.

“Our thoughts are with this gentleman and his family. As is always the case - we will take our guidance from local health officials,” Universal Resort said in a statement.

News 6 reached out to the California Department of Health. The agency said they could not comment or provide information due to patient confidentiality concerns.

A spokesperson for the Florida Joint Information Center on COVID-19 also couldn’t comment on the circumstances surrounding the man’s visit to Florida or when he contracted the virus.

“If the individual is a California resident, this would be a California case and would be under California’s jurisdiction,” they said in an email.

“Florida is taking all necessary precautions to keep Floridians safe and healthy. This includes ordering an additional 2,500 test kits to prepare for potential testing surge, installing four drive-thru testing sites to test healthcare workers, first responders and those older than 65 and issuing an Executive Order to limit mass gatherings in bars, restaurants and beaches," according to that statement.

Read TMZ’s full report at this link.

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