Edouard Philippe announces lockdown termination plan

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Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Sunday night that “I’m saying this with a lot of caution; the virus is under control.”

Much as we all expected, he said that life will not be back to normal on 11 May, even though lockdown may finish.

Philippe said “Our lives from May 11th won’t be exactly what we knew before the lockdown.”

Schools and businesses will gradually open, but bars and restaurants won’t open until at least July, he said.  He also confirmed Macron’s statement that there will be no public gatherings until at least the middle of July.

The detailed plan for 11 May an onwards will be announced during the next 15 days.