France is Also Going to Relax Step by Step
French President Emmanuel Macron, like other European countries, wants to gradually reduce the strict restrictions on the freedom of movement and closure of companies.
Macron spoke about this for hours on Tuesday evening with a dozen mayors from all over the country. French media reports that the president promised the mayors to develop a framework for opening up the country next weekend.
He would then address the population on Sunday or Monday, probably in an interview with journalists. Macron then reportedly comes up with an easing schedule until the end of July. For example, secondary schools would reopen next week, following the example of primary schools.
Also, the prohibition against going beyond a certain distance from home or the ban on travel to other departments or regions would be repealed. According to the media, no decision is yet insight about the curfew from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., but it may expire in mid-May.
The mayor of Saint-Lô (Emmanuelle Lejeune) said the president spoke about stages of easing, including for the catering industry that has been closed for six months. But Macron, she says, has not yet given precise dates because the government is still considering it. It should also consider whether corona measures are being weakened or withdrawn at the national or regional level.