Culture deficiency: A French city's Mayor reopens museums defying coronavirus rules

As cases on a rise in the European country of France, a Mayor has decided to satisfy the culture deficiency of its locals and reopen museums

Reopen, amid surge

Despite rising coronavirus cases and an ongoing curfew in the country, a far-right mayor in France decided to reopen his city's museums.

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Long due

The country's museums have been shut since October 30 due to coronavirus and this is the first time the museums have reopened in the city, despite a surge in coronavirus cases.

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Louis Aliot

Perpignan Mayor Louis Aliot, deputy leader of the far-right National Rally believes the people of the city have had a deficiency of their culture.

"There is a virus and it will be with us for a long time... There are treatments, there are vaccinations, there are precautions we can take. Let's get used to it and start by trying things out," he said.

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More museums reopening

The Casa Pairal museum of Catalan art and the Natural History Museum also confirmed they had reopened. The fourth -- the Joseph Puig coin museum -- is set to reopen on Wednesday.

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Government rethinks

The French government is now re-thinking its decision of coronavirus restrictions and is hoping to reopen cultural venues as soon as coronavirus cases drop.

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