France closes Eiffel Tower to public over virus fears

By: AFP      Published: 11:32 PM, 13 Mar, 2020
France closes Eiffel Tower to public over virus fears
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The Eiffel Tower in Paris will close to the public from Friday until further notice because of the coronavirus, management said, as France’s cases climbed to over 2,800, with 61 deaths.

“Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the operating company of the Eiffel Tower is announcing the closure of the tower this evening at 9:00 pm (2000 GMT),” the company said Friday. It added that it hoped “to be able to reopen very soon when conditions allow it”.

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