On March 13, after the three-day closure prompted by the employees a week earlier, the Louvre decided to close down indefinitely. The Eiffel Tower and the Palace of Versailles also did so.
France had, at the time, 2.860 coronavirus cases and 61 deaths.
This timespace follows the World Health Organization's situation reports regarding the COVID-19 outbreak that started in Hubei, China, in January 2020. Cover photograph taken in Japan by Jérémy Stenuit.