The very symbol of France, the Eiffel Tower, will reopen for visitors on June 25 2020.
The landmark, located in Paris' Seventh Arrondissement, has been shuttered for three months since the start of the coronavirus pandemic that hit the Ile-de-France region hard, Turkish Anadolu Agency (AA) reported Wednesday, 10 June 2020.
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France has seen 29,299 fatalities since the start of record-keeping, with 191,523 total cases of infection to date.
Some seven million tourists a year visit the iconic structure, according to the tower's website, three-fourths of whom are from other countries. The online ticket office has yet to open.
But starting on June 25, tours will only be given to the first level—and only by stairs for the foreseeable future—while the elevator, a small space, will remain shut to limit the spread of infection.
Daily cleaning and disinfecting will take place on the tower as well as markings placed on the floor to enforce social distancing measures.
Completed in 1889 and named for the engineer, Gustave Eiffel, who designed the famed icon, the Eiffel Tower was built in accordance with The World's Fair of 1889, a year which also marked the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution.
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