Edit: For the most recent updates on Coronavirus in Paris, check with a local news source like The Local France. This story, from March 10, will quickly go out of date, but I’ll continue to update social media and the podcast.
What’s the latest with the Coronavirus in France? Should you cancel your trip to Paris? How is daily life affected? Are the museums closed? What about the public transport?
I asked all these questions and more to Ben McPartland, the editor of The Local, Europe’s News in English. Here’s the episode.
In short, France is seeing a rise in the number of coronavirus cases. At Tuesday lunchtime there are 1,606 cases since the outbreak in January and 30 people have died.
But daily life is going on as normal. The only real changes you’d notice are that events with over 1,000 people have been cancelled and that people aren’t shaking hands or kissing each other on the cheek.
On the podcast episode, Ben explains what’s going on, how it differs from the situation in Italy, and he shares his thoughts on the short and long term effects of the coronavirus in France.
Here’s the episode again.
The Local Europe, especially The Local France, has loads of practical information and advice about what’s going on with the Coronavirus. Keep an eye on them for continued updates in English.
And remember to keep an eye on your government websites for travel recommendations.