France: Life returns to Nice as COVID restrictions eased

Life returned to the streets of Nice on Monday as coronavirus lockdown restrictions were eased throughout France. Residents sported masks as they waited at the city's main train station after more routes were reopened, while other masked locals could be seen boarding trams in the city. «During the lockdown, we had a lot of problems. With our jobs and with our family life. I was not allowed to... Еще visit my granddaughter. And now because it is over we can live again normally, hoping there will be no pandemic again,» said one local. A shopkeeper in the popular French Riviera tourist destination expressed his uncertainty about the future, saying, «We do not generate revenue and we are afraid there won't be any tourists coming in.» After eight weeks in lockdown and more than 26,000 deaths related to the virus, France started gradually easing the restrictions on Monday, with phase one set to last until June 2. Shops, businesses and small cultural places will be able to reopen, while restaurants and bars will remain closed until further notice.

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