DEVELOPING: France Closes Eiffel Tower to Combat Spread of Coronavirus

Originally published at: DEVELOPING: France Closes Eiffel Tower to Combat Spread of Coronavirus | Sean Hannity

French authorities closed Paris’ famed Eiffel Tower Friday to stop the spread of Coronavirus throughout France’s capital and surrounding regions.

“In the context of the COVID-19 outbreak and due to the government health measures announced today, the Eiffel Tower will be closed today from 9pm, for an indefinite period of time,” reads a statement on the landmark’s official website.

Eiffel Tower shutting down due to coronavirus https://t.co/to0YSTo6Kd pic.twitter.com/CP01A776ln

— The Hill (@thehill) March 13, 2020

🇬🇧 In the context of the #COVID19 outbreak and due to the government health measures announced today, the #EiffelTower closes today, from 9pm, for an indefinite period of time. pic.twitter.com/0BnTZgSN9g

— La tour Eiffel (@LaTourEiffel) March 13, 2020

The French government has also banned gatherings of 100 people or more throughout the country.

Officials have confirmed there are currently 3,600 cases of Coronavirus in France; resulting in 79 deaths.

Read the full report here.

Source: The Hill