Life seems to be returning back to normal in France as they enter phase 3 of the attempt to eradicate the coronavirus.
Students under the age of 16 have returned to school, and classes have been made mandatory although there are only 2 weeks left before the end of the school year.
When the schools initially opened up on May 11, attending class was voluntary and only 19 students per class. Each student had to have a minimum distance of 1 meter from other students. The rules have since been relaxed with allowing schools to have full classes but only while wearing masks and a distance of 1 meter.Also Read– UK preparing to announce ease of 2-meter rule and reopen pubs
Many parents questioned why students need to return so close to the end of the school year. Jean-Michel Blanquer, the education minister said, “two weeks of classes is important” because students have been learning online since March.
Many other businesses and facilities are also set to reopen. Cinemas will open soon and gatherings of 5,000 people will be accepted. The Paris metro stations are also expected to open.
The annual Fete de la Musique which happened on Sunday evening created some concern as thousands of people were gathered for the event. People were gathered on the streets of Paris singing , dancing, anf showing little importance to social distancing and the coronavirus.
France reported only 7 deaths in the past 24 hours since the start of the virus in March. The number of infected patients in hospitals is also low.