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France Plans to Lift Lockdown on Case-by-Case Basis, Elysee Says

A pedestrian walks near the Grande Arche monument in the La Defense business district in Paris on April 20.
A pedestrian walks near the Grande Arche monument in the La Defense business district in Paris on April 20.Photographer: Cyril Marcilhacy/Bloomberg

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France will lift its coronavirus lockdown countrywide on a case-by-case basis, rather than region by region, an official at the president’s office said.