The most iconic landmark in Paris, the Eiffel Tower, was both lit up and projecting a message on Sunday evening to honour French frontline workers who have been mobilised to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.

As the tower turned on its signature sparkle, portraits of various frontline workers were projected onto a huge screen at the base of the tower. The frontline workers were honoured on the last night before the county begins its phased return to normality after weeks of lockdown.

According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, France has registered 176,658 cases of the coronavirus, leading to 26,310 deaths related to the virus.

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