“My advice is books, because there may be more French in France this year,” he added.
About nine million French people go on vacation abroad each summer. This year at least half of them will stay in their country of origin, according to polls.
Lemoyne said the British would not be subject to fines, as in the UK, and would simply be asked to respect self-isolation. The leading French scientist has announced that the country’s coronavirus epidemic is now “under control”.
“Of course, measures such as quarantine would be a matter of individual responsibility. Very clearly, we are going to work like that in France, ”he said.
Lemoyne said three-quarters of EU countries agree to lift restrictions by June 15 and others may join after interior ministers meet Friday. France is also pressing for the EU to open its external borders to foreigners as of July 1, depending on levels of infection.
Concerning the United Kingdom, Mr. Lemoyne declared that France had “not given up hope” that “the health situation in the English Channel will allow the lifting of quarantine measures by the end of June, although this be Britain’s sovereign decision, “and said it was” actively pursuing talks “with the UK on the issue.
“What matters is that the summer season and the holidays start well in July. In reality, when the children leave school and the families really leave, we will all sing from the same sheet of hymns and all the conditions will be met for people to move in the best conditions, “he said. he predicts.