France is stepping up its effort to contain the virus, but the precautions shut the doors of some of the top tourism landmarks in the country, including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre museum, and Paris' famed Moulin Rouge cabaret.
The Cannes Film Festival, which will run from May 14 to May 25 in Paris will kick off with "Broken Flowers" director Jim Jarmusch's latest film, "The Dead Don't Die".
"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home," says Hollywood actor George Clooney in a politically-charged speech at France's 42nd Cesar Awards.
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