France: "La bise" makes a comeback as pandemic recedes

France's traditional "la bise" greeting - a kiss on each cheek - is slowing make a comeback as the coronavirus recedes. Bestowed on family, friends, or anyone else in an informal setting, "la bise" was de facto banned at the height of the pandemic. But with more than 70% of the population fully vaccinated, people can once more be seen planting what are usually just air kisses by a kissing sound on each other's cheeks.