A so-called “test concert” is being held in Paris for French new wave band Indochine on Saturday evening in an experiment to see how much France can return to normal amid an improving coronavirus situation. Although attendees have to wear a mask and give proof of a negative Covid-19 test, they do not have to socially distance.
The event will start at 5 pm in order to finish ahead of France’s 9 pm curfew to contain the virus’s spread.
‘Fun and boisterous atmosphere’
The experiment was open to people aged 18-49 without underlying health risks.
France reported 11,268 new Covid-19 infections on Friday – an increase of just 1.2 percent on the previous week; the lowest since the start of the epidemic.
After a slow start throughout the EU, France’s vaccine rollout has accelerated over recent months: 36.41 percent of the population had received at least one dose by May 27, according to Oxford University’s Our World in Data website.
‘We need fine-tuned monitoring of all participants’
(FRANCE 24 with AFP)