Louvre Reopens Following Three-Day Closure Over Coronavirus Fears

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The Louvre in Paris has reopened its doors following a three-day closure over coronavirus fears. According to the New York Times, a line of seemingly 600 people formed outside the Louvre on Wednesday to enter the museum. Not to mention, 3,500 tickets had been purchased online that same day after the museum announced the reopening on its website.

Staff had walked out of the museum on March 1 having exercised their right to stay home under French legislation after they expressed concerns for catching the coronavirus from one of the museum’s 30,000 daily attendees.


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The museum’s management, doctor and staff representations had a meeting to go over measures to shield workers from the virus on Tuesday. The following day, employees voted to accept the conditions. The agreement included that ticket purchases will only occur through self-service machines, workers will be provided with hand sanitizer bottles, and staff will not handle cash, only credit card transactions.

Source: Hypebeast

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