Coronavirus lockdown restrictions were eased in France on May 11 after eight weeks, though the country remained divided into “red” and “green” zones, with the red zones – including Paris and its suburbs – facing greater restrictions.
This footage shows a nearly bare Asnieres-sur-Seine railway station in Paris’ northwestern suburbs. Circles on the train platform mark where passengers should stand to maintain a safe distance from one another.
Metro trains in central Paris were reported to be full, and 400 people from the Civil Protection, the French Red Cross, and the Civic Reserve were distributing masks to commuters.
The easing of lockdown restrictions meant that people no longer had to fill out a form in order to leave the house, and journeys up to 100 km from their homes were permitted.
As of 10 May, France had 139,063 cases of COVID-19 and 26,380 reported deaths. Credit: SamRLIVPIVIF via Storyful