(PARIS, France.) #Coronavirus Latest Report: With nearly 4,500 infections and 91 deaths — half of whom were people under 50 ……..France closes ‘non-essential’ public spaces due to the pandemic spreading and all but food shops, tobacconists, banks, and public transport will remain open despite the order PM Edouard Phillipe said on Saturday evening #AceHealthDesk reports

#AceHealthReport – Mar.15: French lawmakers have announced the closure of all public places “non-essential” to public life including restaurants, cafes, cinemas and discos from midnight Saturday.“We must absolutely limit movement, meetings and contacts,” French prime minister Edouard Philippe said on Saturday evening: “The nation is following similar moves as other countries, including its neighbours Italy and Spain, as Europe’s infection numbers continue to spike. France has reported nearly 4,500 infections and 91 deaths — half of whom were people under 50 — since the virus was detected in the country Feb. 28.”

Coronavirus forces closure of all French ski resorts and will remain closed from Sunday and not reopen the rest of the season Reuters reports

All French ski resorts are closing on Sunday and will not reopen for the rest of the season as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, ski resort operators said, dealing another heavy blow to a France’s tourism industry:

“The ski season ends today,” Domaines Skiables de France, which group’s the country’s resort operators, said on Twitter. “Holiday-makers and professionals, we’re all passionate about skiing and must face up to the seriousness of the situation.”
Most resorts usually close in April or early May: The shutdown comes just three weeks before the French and British school holidays, one of the busiest periods of the season:

#AceHealthDesk report …………..Reuters: Reporting by Antony Paone; Editing by Richard Lough, Kirsten Donovan