Coronavirus closes Paris and the Eiffel Tower is closing its doors

The company responsible for managing and operating the Eiffel Tower, the most famous landmark in the French capital, Paris, decided to close the tower as part of measures to combat the emerging Coronavirus.

As of Friday evening, the Eiffel Tower will be closed, similar to other tourist sites in Paris, such as the Louvre and Versailles, as announced by the operator of the landmark.

According to Agence France-Presse, the company said: “Because of the Covid-19 epidemic, the operating company of the Eiffel Tower announces its closure from 21:00 this evening,” and the company expressed its hope that “it will be able to reopen it very soon when the health situation permits it.” France announced on Friday that it registered 18 new deaths from the new Coronavirus.

French Health Minister Olivier Ferrand said that 18 deaths were recorded with the virus in France during the last 24 hours, which brings the total number of deaths to 79 cases, adding that there are 154 people in critical condition, and the number of infected people increased to 3661 after it was 2876 on Thursday evening.

French President Emmanuel Macron described the Coronavirus Outbreak as the most serious health crisis in the country in 100 years, and Macron announced the closure of all schools, universities and educational centers, starting from Monday, until further notice, in order to limit the spread of the virus.

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