In an address to the nation on Sunday evening, French President Emmanuel Macron applauded the country in the battle against coronavirus.
He announced a further easing of restrictions that were put in place to battle the spread of Covid-19. Macron said, “We can be proud of what has been done and of our country.” He said, "tens of thousands of lives have been saved by our choices, by our actions."
Macron said, starting Monday, mainland France will lift all restrictions previously applied to businesses and transport. “We must get our economy back on track whilst protecting the most vulnerable," Macron said.
Macron said France will follow the EU Commission recommendation of opening up borders on Monday.