French Mayor Opens Museums, Defying Coronavirus Orders
France, like all of Europe, saw a spike in cases of coronovirus in winter, as new versions spread throughout the continent. Now, case numbers are stabilizing, partly thanks to the 6 o’clock curfew, but stay high. on Thursday, There were 21,063 new cases and 360 deaths.. As of Friday morning, France had recorded approximately 81,000 deaths in connection with the virus.
But the change in case numbers has not stopped the growing opposition to restrictions on cultural life.
France’s bookstores led this charge, which was refused to be closed when a lockdown was ordered in October. Florence Cammran, owner of Autor Deon Livre The store in Cannes, which remained open for several weeks despite the order, said in a telephone interview that police visited her business four times and issued fines. But she did not regret her decision, she said.
She was completely opposed to the National Rally Party and its policies, but supported Alicott in reopening the museums. Many in France complained that the country’s lockdown rules were irrational, saying “but they don’t have the guts to do so.”
French cinemas have also protested against their forced bandh. In December, many places Symbolically open its doors Actors and fans go to his entrance hall, though after the action, they close again.
In Marseille, Jean-François Chaugnet, president of the Museum of Europe and the Museum of the Mediterranean, said in a telephone interview that France’s museum directors would gladly accept any position if they allowed them to open their doors. “Just tell us,” Chaugnet said. “We are open to anything.”
On Monday, France’s Culture Minister Roslie Bechel made a zoom call with leaders of several museums, including the Louvre, to discuss how they could safely reopen. He said attendees reported that the museum would be the first cultural site to reopen after the virus was under control, said Emma Lavigne, president of the Palais de Tokyo.