The Eiffel Tower in Paris is closed to visitors for an indefinite period amid an outbreak of a new type of coronavirus.
Earlier, the Louvre, the Musee d’Orsay and the Palace of Versailles announced the closure for visitors.
“Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the measures announced by the government today, the Eiffel Tower is closed today from 9 PM for an indefinite period,” the official page of the attraction says on Twitter.
On Friday afternoon, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said that from now on, any mass events with more than 100 participants are prohibited in the country. According to the latest data, the number of cases of coronavirus in France is 2876 people. The victims of the disease were 61 people.