Deconfinement in France: What is reopening when?

Cafés and restaurants may start to reopen from June 2, the government has said, as part of gradual deconfinement plans

The French government has announced more details on the planned schedule for deconfinement, which is set to start on May 11 and continue to September - including when parks, beaches and cafés will reopen.

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe set out the schedule on Tuesday April 28 in the Assemblée Nationale.

He said: “If everything is ready, as we hope, by May 11, we will start a phase that will last until June 2.

"This will allow us to check that the measures put in place are allowing us to control the epidemic, and to re-evaluate, as we go, the measures to take for the next phase, which will begin June 2 and continue into the summer.

“It is by gradually introducing [measures] in three-week stages that we will move forward.”

What we know so far:

May 11: Shops, schools, and some public places

Shops

All of these will reopen from May 11. Open-air markets will be largely allowed, except ...

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