Arts Mar 04

A tourist wearing a mask walks away from the Louvre as the staff closed the museum during a staff meeting about the coronavirus outbreak, in Paris, France. Photo by Benoit Tessier/Reuters
Louvre bans cash over virus fears

The Louvre museum in Paris is no longer accepting cash as part of new measures to persuade employees worried about catching the coronavirus to return to work. But the Bank of France said refusing cash is illegal and unnecessary.

Health Mar 01

Virus spreads to over 60 countries; France closes the Louvre

The number of countries hit by the coronavirus climbed past 60 Sunday, and infections and deaths continued to mount around the globe, emptying streets of tourists and workers, shaking economies and rewriting the realities of daily life.