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Louvre closes its doors due to coronavirus fears

Louvre closes its doors due to coronavirus fears

The Louvre has closed for the second day in a row amidst staff fears of a potential coronavirus outbreak at the famed institution, which welcomes thousands of international guests every day.

In a brief Twitter statement, the Louvre said that due to a “staff meeting” on the coronavirus, while reports indicate that museum staff exercised a right to refuse to work.

The New York Times reported that the Louvre welcomed more than nine million visitors in 2019, with nearly three-quarters of those coming mainly China and the United States, as well as from other European countries, particularly Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain.

There have been 130 cases and two deaths in France since the end of January, the Times reported.

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