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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.

Go deeper: Coronavirus threatens Tokyo Olympics

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Oklahoma sues Biden administration over Pentagon vaccine mandate

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin testifies before a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Sept. 29 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Olivier Douliery/Pool via Getty Images

The state of Oklahoma filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration on Thursday in an attempt to block the enforcement of its vaccine mandate for federal employees.

Why it matters: The move comes one day after Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin denied Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt's (R) request to exempt the state's National Guard from the mandate.

Congress passes stopgap funding bill to avert shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The Senate voted 69-28 to pass legislation Thursday night to fund the government until February 18.

Why it matters: The move staves off a government shutdown but lawmakers still have a busy month ahead: Congress needs to work out a deal to raise the debt ceiling in a few weeks and Democrats are trying to pass their behemoth social spending bill.

DiDi to delist from NYSE under Chinese govt pressure

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Chinese ride-hail giant DiDi said it will delist from the New York Stock Exchange, following a Chinese government crackdown on foreign listings.

Why it matters: This reflects how geopolitical tensions are bleeding into the capital markets.