Washington museums re-close their doors as the number of COVID-19 cases returns

Public museums and the Zoo in the American capital, Washington, will resume closing their doors from Monday in the face of the sharp increase in the number of Coronavirus infections in the United States, according to the institution responsible for managing these facilities. Thursday.

"After the resurgence of an increase in the number of cases of the epidemic at the regional and national levels, all the Smithsonian museums, in addition to the National Zoo, will temporarily close their doors, starting Monday, November 23," the foundation said in a statement, without specifying a date for their reopening.

The zoo and some museums in Washington gradually reopened their doors to visitors from the end of July, with health measures including physical distancing.

Most of the entertainment venues remain closed or stopped in the American capital, with slightly less than 700 people having died of Covid-19 since the beginning of the outbreak.

Other US cities recently imposed new restrictions to cope with the sharp increase in the number of Covid-19 cases, which has claimed more than 250,000 lives in the country.


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