French Prime Minister Jean Castex and Health Minister Olivier Veran have revealed a timetable for lifting the country's sanitary restrictions related to the coronavirus epidemic, RFI reports.
Despite the fact that more than 400 thousand cases of infection were detected in France the day before, the situation is starting to improve, the Prime Minister assured.
The Omicron wave is starting to slow down, Jean Castex added.
From February 16, other measures will be lifted. Thus, drinking in stadiums, cinemas and transport will be allowed again. It will be possible to hold concerts, discos will open. Bars will be allowed to serve food and drinks to visitors at the same time, eating and drinking will only be allowed standing. The ban on the sale of food on trains, cinemas, and stadiums will also be lifted.
Finally, after the February holidays, it will be possible to soften the sanitary protocol in schools. Jean Castex mentioned the possible abolition of the mandatory wearing of masks in primary schools and a new system for the use of tests and self-testing.