On a sun-doused pavement in the French city of Lyon, workers scrub frantically away at the mountain of chairs and tables before them.
After weeks of laying idle, bars across the country are being disinfected ahead of their planned reopening on June 2.
Similar scenes have already played out in parts of Italy and Spain as they desperately try to stem the losses of lockdown.
Meanwhile, in the UK and elsewhere in Europe, breweries and bars are nervously eyeing when the beer taps can flow again.
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