(ANSA) – PARIS, JUN 09 – The second phase of the reopening today in France, with cafes and restaurants that can welcome customers again inside and not only in the outdoor areas, with the curfew slipping from 9 pm to 11 pm.
The other reopenings are highly anticipated, in particular those of swimming pools and gyms, closed since October 29 last year due to health measures for the pandemic: seven uninterrupted months of lockdown, continuously from the second to the third wave of Covid-19.
Restaurants and cafes, which have been able to reopen for 3 weeks but only with tables outside – which have multiplied in Paris by expanding the area available on the sidewalks, often including car parks – can now serve customers inside at 50% of capacity.
Also awaited for the resumption of work in the presence and access to school and company canteens, while there is confirmation that the Music Festival will be held on 21 June, although mini-concerts in bars and cafes will be prohibited in addition to gatherings in the streets.
On the pandemic front, the vaccination campaign will in all likelihood reach its target of 30 million people with a dose administered on June 15, a percentage equal to 57% of the adult French population. Hospital admissions for Covid-19 fell below 14,000, half compared to April. (HANDLE).
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