‘Progressive’ return to school as France eases Covid-19 lockdown

Nursery and primary schools are being allowed to open on a voluntary basis on Monday as France starts easing strict lockdown measures amid fears this could trigger a second wave of coronavirus infections. FRANCE 24’s Catherine Norris-Trent reports from Blois in the central Loire Valley.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

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  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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