What Restaurants Need to Reopen: a Flattened Infection Curve and Fresh Air

PARIS—Public-health and fitness authorities in the U.S. have singled out dining establishments and bars as…

PARIS—Public-health and fitness authorities in the U.S. have singled out dining establishments and bars as a supply of coronavirus contagion. Nevertheless in Europe, bistros, pizzerias and cafes bustling with clientele have experienced no major outbreaks.

The variance, health and fitness authorities say, stems from Europe’s achievements in flattening its infection curve right before dining establishments and bars reopened. And the Continent is also benefiting from a thing lots of eateries across the Sunbelt—from Florida to Southern California—currently lack: fresh new air.