Frenchman Macron says May 11 will not signal return to normal life

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FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron attends a videoconference with the local authorities of the territories of La Réunion, Mayotte and Saint Pierre and Miquelon on the coronavirus pandemic at the Elysée Palace in Paris, France, April 30, 2020. Yoan Valat / Pool via REUTERS

PARIS (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron warned on Friday that the end of the national lockdown on May 11 would be only the first step as France seeks to emerge from the crisis created by the coronavirus outbreak.

“May 11 will not be the transition to normal life,” Macron said in a May 1 speech. “There will be several phases and May 11 will be one. “

Report by John Irish; Editing by Alison Williams

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