French PM warns of no return to normality in short-term


In a televised press conference on Sunday, French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe warned that despite a target of a gradual lifting of lockdown measures beginning next month it will be a long time before normal life returns to the country, adding 'we'll have to learn how to live with the virus', while discouraging summer travel plans and estimating that 'the strongest recession since 1945' will see the nation's economy contract by about ten percent. 

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France will unveil within two weeks a plan to progressively lift restrictions on travel and business that aim to curb the coronavirus epidemic, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Sunday, reports Bloomberg.