France closes Louvre as coronavirus cases mount in Europe

France closes Louvre as coronavirus cases mount in Europe

Paris (AFP) - France's famed Louvre museum, the world's most visited, closed Sunday as coronavirus cases mounted across Europe and beyond, with the global death toll nearing 3,000.The virus has now infected more than 88,000 people and spread to more than 60 countries around the world, well beyond the epicentre in China where it first emerged late last year.It has rumbled global markets and prompted unprecedented measures from governments scrambling to contain the outbreak, which the World Health Organization has warned could grow into a pandemic. The United States and Australia marked grim mil...


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