Disney is set to axe around 28,000 staff as the coronavirus pandemics stops visitors going to its theme parks, it has been reported.

In a letter to staff Josh D'Amaro, Disney's head of parks, is reported to have said the company was forced to make 'difficult decisions'.

Mr D'Amaro told CNBC in the USA that around two thirds of the 28,000 staff were part-timers, but it is not clear what part of the business they are from.

During the pandemic, Disney's park in Florida, Paris, Shanghai, Japan and Hong Kong have reopened, while California Adventure and Disneyland in Anaheim California, remain closed to visitors.

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