- The Louvre, the Met, and multiple Disneyland locations are among several notable museums and theme parks that have closed in Europe and Asia to prevent further spreading of the novel coronavirus.
- As of Friday, there are over 137,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, the majority of which are in China.
- The COVID-19 virus has spread to more than 100 countries. There are nearly 1,700 reported cases of it in the US.
- Here are the most notable museum and theme park closures during the spread of the new coronavirus so far.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is closing on March 13 until further notice. New York state has at least 400 confirmed cases as of Friday.
Disneyland Resort and California Adventure in Anaheim are closing their gates beginning March 14 through the end of the month.
The Louvre, the world’s largest art museum, is closed because of concerns about the coronavirus. There are over a thousand confirmed cases in France as of Friday.
Over in Italy, all museums are officially closed until at least April 3 to prevent further spread of the coronavirus. The entire country is in quarantine, at least 15,113 people have been infected, and 1,016 have died, as of Friday.
As of March 12, all the state-run museums in Madrid are closed until further notice, including the Prado. As of Friday, Spain has reported 120 deaths due to the virus.
The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Detroit is closed until at least March 18, when it will re-assess the need to remain closed.
Source: Click On Detroit
The JFK Presidential Library and Museum is closed until further notice after two employees were exposed to the virus.
Source: JFK Library
The Tokyo National Museum is indefinitely past March 17. Japan reported over 1,380 cases and 25 deaths as of Friday, and many attractions in the country are closing for at least two weeks to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.
The Kyoto National Museum in Japan is also closed until at least March 23.
Source: Kyoto National Museum
The Kyushu National Museum, also in Japan, is closed until further notice.
Source: Kyushu National Museum
The Ghibli Museum, Mitaka, also in Japan, is closed until April 28.
Source: Ghibli Museum
Sanrio Puroland in Tokyo is closed until March 20.
Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea are closed until early April.
Universal Studios Japan is closed until at least March 22.
Source: USA Today
Legoland Japan is closed until at least March 22.
Hong Kong Disneyland is also closed indefinitely.
Source: USA Today
In Beijing, the Palace Museum in the Forbidden City is closed indefinitely.
In South Korea, the National Museum of Korea and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art are closed indefinitely.
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