France temporarily shutters Orly Airport

France’s Orly Airport will close operations temporarily because of the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Wednesday.

The second largest hub next to Charles de Gaulle will stop all flights Tuesday, March 31 due to reduced air traffic in and out of the capital and the country.

Orly lies to the south of Paris. Charles de Gaulle, lies north of Paris and will remain open and absorb traffic in and out of the area.

Since emerging in Wuhan, China, last December, the virus has spread to at least 172 countries and regions, according to data compiled by the U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University.

Data shows more than 441,100 cases have been reported worldwide, with more than 20,000 deaths and greater than 111,900 recoveries.



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