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Voice of America 11 May 2020

France Public Transport Reopens With Precautions in Place



Paris public transportation reopened, Monday, May 11, as France lifted a number of coronavirus lockdown restrictions in place for the past two months.

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France lifted several COVID-19 restrictions in parts of the country. Even with Paris still under tight guidelines, a tribute was held for front-line workers at the city's landmark. Here's a roundup of that story and other good news on Monday, May 11.

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Security guards trained in crowd control have been put on duty at some major railway stations following the easing of coronavirus restrictions.

Train firms operated reduced services during lockdown, but more frequent trains are now running in England.

People are being encouraged to go back to work in England, but only to use public transport for essential journeys when they have no alternative.

Some industry figures expressed concern over increased passenger numbers.

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