TRAVEL ALERT | Paris’ Louvre Closes For Staff Meeting On Coronavirus

PARIS – – Art lovers were left locked out of the Louvre in Paris on Sunday morning as the world’s most-visited museum held a staff meeting about the coronavirus outbreak.

Long lines of disgruntled tourists snaked outside the museum, the home of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa portrait and the Venus de Milo sculpture.

A spokeswoman said the museum in central Paris was expected to open after the meeting between management, personnel and the staff doctor.

She added museum were not covered by government order to cancel, until further notice, all public gatherings indoors or in confined spaces with more than 5,000 people.


HEALTH | Saudi Arabia’s Mawid Smartphone App Offers Coronavirus Self-Assessment

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Saudi Health Ministry has introduced a self – assessment features on its Mawid smartphone app amid the global outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), offering a consultation window for the public The feature includes a list of questions, guidelines and instruction based on the users’ recent travel history and their … Continue reading HEALTH | Saudi Arabia’s Mawid Smartphone App Offers Coronavirus Self-Assessment

BUSINESS | OPEC+ Producers Debating Possible Oil Cuts Of 10 Million Bpd: OPEC Source

LONDON – The OPEC+ crude oil exporter is debating cutting global supply by 10 million barrels per day, an OPEC source said on Friday, adding any further cuts must include producers from outside the alliance. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he had broken  a deal with top crude producers Russia and Saudi Arabia … Continue reading BUSINESS | OPEC+ Producers Debating Possible Oil Cuts Of 10 Million Bpd: OPEC Source

BREAKING NEWS|Saudi King Earmarks $2.4 Billion To Pay Private – Sector Workers: State News Agency

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA –  Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered up to 9 billion riyals ($2.4 billion) to be disbursed to pay part of the wages of private-sector workers to deter companies from laying off staff, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported on Friday. The latest measure to tackle the fallout from the coronavirus … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS|Saudi King Earmarks $2.4 Billion To Pay Private – Sector Workers: State News Agency

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