French President Emmanuel Macron
French President Emmanuel Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Sunday that restaurants in the capital, Paris, will be reopened from Monday, while the country is gradually ending the general isolation measures imposed since May 11 due to the Corona virus.

"The battle against the virus is not over ... The rallies will remain subject to severe restrictions," the French president added, in a televised speech.

On the other hand, Macron announced that France "will not tolerate" racism, but "the Republic will not erase any trace or name from its history", in response to the exit of a series of demonstrations in France in light of protests in the United States punctuated by the destruction of landmarks deemed a symbol of racism.

"We will not tolerate racism, anti-semitism and discrimination. New decisions will be taken for equality," he said, warning at the same time of a "wrong or hate-based rewriting of the past."