FRANCE: Louvre Closed Due To Staff Fears About Virus

Bloomberg News reports:

The Louvre museum in central Paris remained closed on Monday as staff declined to turn up because of worries over the coronavirus outbreak.

Employees at the world’s most-visited museum stopped work on Sunday under rules designed to protect against serious health risks. The decision applies until further notice, CGT union representative Christian Galani said.

The move comes after French authorities banned any indoor gathering of more than 5,000 people in an effort to contain the spread of the virus. France’s culture ministry is organizing a meeting with various cultural institutions on Monday afternoon to discuss the situation.