Covid France: What are the key May-June dates for easing of lockdown?
Check our calendar of what will reopen and when according to President Macron's four-step plan announced April 29
President Emmanuel Macron has revealed in more detail a four-step plan to easing Covid-related restrictions in France over the next two months.
The president laid out the plan, which outlines the reopening of cafés and restaurants as well as museums, cinemas and sporting events, in an interview published on April 29 in several regional French newspapers.
View the key dates in his reopening plan below.
In the interview, President Macron stated that “we need to rediscover our French way of life, while remaining prudent and responsible: our conviviality, our culture, sport”.
He said he hoped that the whole country would be able to ease restrictions simultaneously but warned extra measures may be maintained or introduced in areas where the Covid-19 situation was still concerning.
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