France begins Saturday the last weekend of "phase 1" of deconfinement, with the opening of parks and gardens despite still significant restrictions. If the economic situation continues to tighten, the epidemic ebb continues. Follow the situation live.


It is a last weekend before a little "liberation": before the start of the "phase 2" of deconfinement, Tuesday, the French live a last weekend during which travel more than 100 km from their home is prohibited. However, in the areas that will change to orange in three days, they can take advantage of the parks and gardens to refresh their spirit.

Clear your mind, and probably avoid thinking too much about the economy. Because the situation is extremely worrying on the front of domestic demand and employment, with an explosion in the number of job seekers in April. On the other hand, the epidemic reflux of the coronavirus continues in France, with a number of patients in intensive care which continues to decrease. Follow the situation live.

The main information to remember: 

  • The last weekend of "phase 1" of the deconfinement begins  
  • All parks and gardens reopen on Saturday in Paris
  • Renault has formalized 4,600 job cuts in France
  • The epidemic continues to decline in France, 28,714 dead in total
  • Over 100,000 dead in the United States, 355,000 worldwide

Phase 1 of the deconfinement about to end…

Before a more massive lifting of restrictions from Tuesday, June 2, the French live Saturday and Sunday a last weekend of deconfinemnt that could be described as measured. For example, they will not be able to venture more than 100 km from their home to get some fresh air.

… But already parks open all over France, including in Paris

In the areas where they had remained closed, the parks and gardens can be reopened from Saturday by the town halls, but with caution. The mayor of Paris confirmed Friday afternoon the reopening of "all green spaces" in Paris on Saturday, without waiting for the start of phase 2 of the deconfinement, Tuesday. 


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The "dynamic use" of green spaces will not be imposed; it will therefore be possible to regroup statically, but not to more than 10 people, and respecting the barrier gestures. Wearing a mask is not compulsory, but recommended, while picnics will not be prohibited.

The economy in great difficulty, 4,600 jobs lost at Renault

In this deconfinement which is softening, the executive is trying to revive the economic machine while unemployment jumped 22% in April with 843,000 additional job seekers. "It is unfortunately historic," lamented Edouard Philippe, Thursday, warning that France would "have to fight against the impact of a historic recession".

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An announcement further complicates the deal: the French automaker Renault, in financial difficulty, formalized Friday morning the loss of about 15,000 jobs worldwide, including 4,600 in France, as part of a savings plan of 2 billion euros over three years. We'll explaine everything here.

Epidemic ebb continues in France

Bad news economically, but the situation is improving on the health front: day after day, the epidemic of coronavirus is declining throughout the country. The coronavirus has already caused the death of 28,714 people on Friday in France, including 61 more in hospitals within 24 hours. In intensive care, "1,361 patients with a severe form of coronavirus are hospitalized", according to the Directorate General for Health, 68 fewer people compared to the day before.

Over 355,000 dead worldwide, 100,000 in the United States

The pandemic of the new coronavirus has killed at least 355,736 people worldwide since its appearance in December in China, according to a report established by AFP. The United States, which recorded its first death linked to the coronavirus in early February, is the country most affected with more than 100,000 deaths. 

More than 5,705,890 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed in 196 countries and territories since the start of the epidemic, of which at least 2,280,300 are now considered cured.