Museums

Medical staff wearing protective suits check documents as they wait for people with suspected symptoms of the new coronavirus, at a testing facility in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The coronavirus epidemic shifted increasingly westward toward the Middle East, Europe and the United States on Tuesday, with governments taking emergency steps to ease shortages of masks and other supplies for front-line doctors and nurses. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
March 04, 2020 - 12:53 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the virus outbreak (all times local): 1:50 a.m. Italy has ordered schools to close nationwide through March 15 in a bid to contain the coronavirus, saying the prudent suspension was taken after a careful analysis of how the epidemic was spreading. Civil protection...
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Medical staff wearing protective suits check documents as they wait for people with suspected symptoms of the new coronavirus, at a testing facility in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The coronavirus epidemic shifted increasingly westward toward the Middle East, Europe and the United States on Tuesday, with governments taking emergency steps to ease shortages of masks and other supplies for front-line doctors and nurses. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
March 04, 2020 - 12:24 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the virus outbreak (all times local): 1:15 a.m. A U.N. agency estimates that a shortage of industrial parts from China caused by the coronavirus outbreak has set off a “ripple effect” that caused exports from other countries around the world to drop $47 billion last...
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A man wearing a face mask walks past an entrance sign for Bank underground train station backdropped by the Royal Exchange building in London, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. British authorities laid out plans Tuesday to confront a COVID-19 epidemic, saying that the new coronavirus could spread within weeks from a few dozen confirmed cases to millions of infections, with thousands of people in the U.K. at risk of death. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
March 04, 2020 - 12:08 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the virus outbreak (all times local): 12 midnight The International Air Transport Association says the virus outbreak hit passenger flight demand in January, slowing monthly growth to its lowest level since April 2010, when a volcano erupted in Iceland, causing massive...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 2, 2020 file photo, tourists wearing a mask walk away from the Louvre museum in Paris. Museum staffers who had stayed off the job since Sunday for fear of infection voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to resume work. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
March 04, 2020 - 11:40 am
PARIS (AP) — The Louvre is no longer taking cash, because of the coronavirus outbreak. The world's most-visited museum is shifting to card-only payments as part of new measures that helped persuade employees worried about getting sick to return to work Wednesday. Louvre workers who guard Leonardo...
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A man wearing a face mask walks past an entrance sign for Bank underground train station backdropped by the Royal Exchange building in London, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. British authorities laid out plans Tuesday to confront a COVID-19 epidemic, saying that the new coronavirus could spread within weeks from a few dozen confirmed cases to millions of infections, with thousands of people in the U.K. at risk of death. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
March 04, 2020 - 10:35 am
BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the virus outbreak (all times local): 10:25 p.m. As Britain braces for a much wider spread of the new coronavirus, some government officials and lawmakers are worried not just about the nation’s health, but about their own. Hundreds of lawmakers drawn from across the U...
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Health officials check tourists' temperatures on arrival in hopes of containing the spread of the COVID-19 virus at the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
March 04, 2020 - 9:59 am
BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the virus outbreak (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is urging Israelis to stop shaking hands in light of growing concerns over the new coronavirus and suggests instead they adopt the Indian greeting of “namaste" instead. At a press...
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Health officials check tourists' temperatures on arrival in hopes of containing the spread of the COVID-19 virus at the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
March 04, 2020 - 9:05 am
BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the virus outbreak (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Israeli health authorities have ordered everyone from a regional high school and dozens of soccer fans into home quarantine after their possible exposure to a teenage boy who tested positive for the coronavirus. The Health...
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Health officials check tourists' temperatures on arrival in hopes of containing the spread of the COVID-19 virus at the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
March 04, 2020 - 8:52 am
BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the virus outbreak (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Italian media say the Italian government has ordered schools nationwide to close for the next two weeks to limit the spread of the coronavirus, but the country's education minister says a final decision on the closure not...
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In this undated photo provided released on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, by the North Korean government, workers wearing protective suits spray disinfectant on a bus as a precaution against the new coronavirus at a parking lot in Sinuiju, North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
March 04, 2020 - 7:47 am
BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the virus outbreak (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The Louvre Museum in France is open again after employees worried about catching the coronavirus agreed to return to work. The Paris museum where Leonardo da Vinci's iconic painting hangs had been closed since Sunday while...
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The Louvre museum is pictured in Paris, Monday, March 2, 2020. The Louvre Museum was closed again Monday as management was meeting with staff worried about the spread of the new virus in the world's most-visited museum. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
March 04, 2020 - 7:08 am
PARIS (AP) — This should restore the Mona Lisa's famous smile: Her Paris home, the Louvre Museum, is open again after management eased workers' fears about catching the coronavirus. Louvre Museum employees who had stayed off the job since Sunday for fear of infection voted overwhelmingly on...
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