Paris' Louvre museum closes amid increasing coronavirus fears

A staff meeting, which involved around 300 staff members, came to a "unanimous" decision to not open

The Louvre Paris
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The Louvre Paris

Workers at the Louvre museum in Paris, France have reportedly "staged a walkout", refusing to return to work post a staff meeting that was held to address the concerns regarding the coronavirus outbreak, according to AFP.

The meeting, which involved around 300 staff members, arrived at an almost "unanimous" decision to not open. 

The Louvre management team in Paris, France later confirmed that the museum was closed and it is unclear when the museum is scheduled to reopen.

In addition, the museum tweeted an apology to ticket-holders, assuring them that their tickets would be refunded. The management further confirmed that interested visitors will be informed about any further developments.

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