World 15.11.2015 10:31 pm

Paris-area museums to reopen Monday afternoon: ministry

AFP/File / Bertrand Guay<br />Police patrol in front of the closed Louvre museum in Paris on November 14, 2015

AFP/File / Bertrand Guay
Police patrol in front of the closed Louvre museum in Paris on November 14, 2015

Public museums and other cultural venues in the Paris area will reopen Monday afternoon, three days after the terror attacks in the French capital, the culture ministry said.

Paris (AFP)

The museums will reopen at 1:00 pm (1200 GMT) on Monday, shortly after the country observes a minute of silence, the ministry said in a statement Sunday.

Cinemas were also ordered to close following the attacks but most of them reopened Sunday after a 24-hour closure.

Schools, sports venues and parks will also reopen on Monday, along with street markets, which will be under “special scrutiny”, the Paris town hall said in a statement.

Demonstrations and other public gatherings will remain banned in the French capital until November, it added.

© 2015 AFP

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