A person walking toward the Louvre Pyramid on Feb. 28 in Paris. Photo: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP via Getty Images

France’s Louvre Museum in Paris closed its doors on Sunday amid concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, AP reports.

Why it matters: The museum's 2,300 workers are fearful of contracting the virus from the museum’s visitors, who come from all around the world to visit.

What they're saying: "We are very worried because we have visitors from everywhere,” Andre Sacristin, a Louvre employee and union representative for its staffers, told the AP.

  • “The risk is very, very, very great,” Sacristin said. “[I]t’s only a question of time."

Of note: Would-be visitors were still waiting to get inside on Sunday afternoon to see priceless artwork like Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" or Eugène Delacroix's "Liberty Leading the People."

The big picture: Meanwhile, Italian soccer leagues and South Korean basketball leagues are playing televised games in empty arenas to avoid postponing or canceling them in response to outbreaks in those countries, according to AP.

  • Here's a list of sporting events that have been disrupted around the world, from archery to wrestling.

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Biden: The next president should decide on Ginsburg’s replacement

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Joe Biden is calling for the winner of November's presidential election to select Ruth Bader Ginsburg's replacement on the Supreme Court.

What he's saying: "[L]et me be clear: The voters should pick the president and the president should pick the justice for the Senate to consider," Biden said. "This was the position the Republican Senate took in 2016 when there were almost 10 months to go before the election. That's the position the United States Senate must take today, and the election's only 46 days off.

Trump, McConnell to move fast to replace Ginsburg

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President Trump will move within days to nominate his third Supreme Court justice in just three-plus short years — and shape the court for literally decades to come, top Republican sources tell Axios.

Driving the news: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans are ready to move to confirm Trump's nominee before Election Day, just 46 days away, setting up one of the most consequential periods of our lifetimes, the sources say.

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 10 p.m. ET: 30,393,591 — Total deaths: 950,344— Total recoveries: 20,679,272Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 10 p.m. ET: 6,722,699 — Total deaths: 198,484 — Total recoveries: 2,556,465 — Total tests: 92,163,649Map.
  3. Politics: In reversal, CDC again recommends coronavirus testing for asymptomatic people.
  4. Health: Massive USPS face mask operation called off The risks of moving too fast on a vaccine.
  5. Business: Unemployment drop-off reverses course 1 million mortgage-holders fall through safety netHow the pandemic has deepened Boeing's 737 MAX crunch.
  6. Education: At least 42% of school employees are vulnerable.