The Louvre management was able to open the museums three days after its staff had voted on March 1st to stop working due to the pandemic. Hand sanitizer dispensers were alocated in rooms, and self-service machines were arranged for ticket operations. On March 4, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in France was 212, with 4 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.