Coronavirus: experimental reopening of museums, movie theaters, and theaters?

Published by Rizhlaine F. · Photos by Julie M. · Published on 13 February 2021 at 17h46 · Updated on 15 February 2021 at 09h20
Could cultural life return earlier than expected despite the health crisis? The France Urbaine organization states that main cities are willing to try and experimentally reopen museums, theaters and movie theaters. The city of Lyon is already experimenting partial reopening of restaurants.

Test-concerts and now experimental reopening of cultural places? As the coronavirus epidemic goes on, sectors halted by the health crisis are looking for solutions to resume work. according to France Urbaine organization, main French cities elected representatives are willing to try and experimentally reopen museums, theaters and movie theaters.

Tweet reads: “[RELEASE] Urban elected representatives are willing to experimentally and progressively reopen cultural places. We are ready to gather together and find, with the State, the necessary adaptations”.

These reopening can be part of a first experimental step depending on the cultural facilities and local health factors” the organization says in a release. “The past few months have shown the action and innovation skills of main cities, conurbations and metropolises in the managing of the health crisis. With regard to the reopening of cultural places, local groups are ready to work together to find, in cooperation with the state, the necessary adaptations”.

One week before, Jean Castex said minister for culture Roselyne Bachelot was working on a project to reopen museums earlier. She confirmed they will be the first cultural places to reopen and also said that some festivals will take place by the summer 2021. The city of Lyon is also trying another approach: partial reopening of restaurants under certain conditions. Construction industry workers can go there for lunch.

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This Monday February 8, 2021 invited on BFMTV, minister Roselyne Bachelot assured she was working on “reopening museums and monuments as soon as possible”, adding they will be the first cultural places to reopen when the health situation enables it.

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