France's Louvre museum reopens

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6th July, 2020 05:38:29 printer

France's Louvre museum reopens

The world-famous Louvre museum in Paris is reopening today after it was closed for nearly four months due to the pandemic.

There will be new safety measures in place, including mandatory masks and a limit on the number of visitors.

Galleries where social distancing is more difficult will also remain closed.

The museum usually receives 10m visitors a year, with most of those coming from outside France. This makes it the most visited museum in the world.

But it has lost more than 40 million euros ($45m; £36m) in ticket sales during the recent lockdown.


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