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IPFS News Link • France

Paris remains deserted as France prepares to lift its lockdown tomorrow --

• by Jack Wright

A handful of people were out in the capital today, on the last day of France's eight-week draconian lockdown
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The streets of Paris remained deserted today ahead of the easing of France's draconian eight-week lockdown tomorrow, amid signs that the public have been spooked into house confinement. 

On the final day of what has been one of mainland Europe's toughest responses to coronavirus, the streets around the Eiffel Tower, down the Champs Elysees and the Avenue de l'Opera were ghost-like.

The few people who left their homes wore face masks or went for a once daily form of exercise. A police officer even made time to take a picture of the Arc de Triomphe.  

Ahead of the government's lifting of lockdown alongside Belgium, France reported another 70 coronavirus deaths today. Today's figures are the lowest since lockdown began on March 17.