Europeans enjoy weekend of sun as coronavirus lockdown measures ease

People are enjoying the sun in parks and beaches in many European countries over the weekend, as coronavirus lockdown measures begin to ease.

People sit on the Champs de Mars at sunset in front of the Eiffel Tower, on May 17, 2020, in Paris, on the first weekend after France eased lockdown measures taken to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus. (Photo Credit: Ludovic MARIN / AFP via Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY – MAY 17: Group of “Yoga on the move” class participants practice Yoga in Tempelhofer Feld on May 17, 2020 in Berlin, Germany, on first weekend people are allowed to gather in groups of 8 people to practice sports. As authorities continue to ease lockdown restrictions nationwide businesses are reopening, tourism is becoming possible again and more children are returning to school. At the same time health experts are monitoring infection rates carefully for signs of any resurgence. (Photo Credit: Maja Hitij/Getty Images)
ALIMOS, GREECE – MAY 16:Beachgoers enjoy the sun and sea at public beach during the official reopening of beaches to the public on May 16, 2020 in Varkiza, Greece. Greece allowed the reopening of organised beaches after easing of measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)with strict social distancing measures that would affect private beaches all over Greece, where shade umbrellas must be planted at least 4 meters (13 feet) apart, and a maximum 40 Beachgoers will be allowed in every 1,000 square meters (11,000 square feet) of beach. (Photo Credit: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)
Cars are seen parked in the car parks and along the road-side at Birling Gap near Beachy Head on the south coast of England on May 17, 2020, following an easing of lockdown rules in England during the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. – People are being asked to “think carefully” before visiting national parks and beaches on the first weekend since coronavirus lockdown measures were partially eased in England. (Photo Credit: BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)