In France, a number of restrictions imposed today due to the coronavirus pandemic are being lifted. The most visible sign of a return to normal is that restaurants, cafes and bars are opening their doors today after being closed for weeks.

However, in the country’s capital, Paris, the interiors of the restaurants remain closed and only the terraces are opened.

Schools will also be opened in stages, and all the beaches of the country will be opened. Instead, public gatherings of more than ten people remain banned and face masks must be worn in public transport.