Paris : the obligation of wearing a mask extended to other areas - The Point

The mandatory wearing of masks in Paris will be extended from Saturday, 15 August, 8 hours, many areas of which a part of the Champs-Elysées, the area around th

Paris : the obligation of wearing a mask extended to other areas - The Point

The mandatory wearing of masks in Paris will be extended from Saturday, 15 August, 8 hours, many areas of which a part of the Champs-Elysées, the area around the Louvre museum and Batignolles, announced on Friday that the prefect of police of Paris. "If the epidemiological situation should again deteriorate, wearing a mask could become mandatory over the whole of the capital", it was specified. The gatherings and demonstrations of more than ten people that will not guarantee the compliance with the measures barriers will also be prohibited.

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Since Monday, the mask was compulsory to Paris in a few areas of the city, including the tract on shore. Paris has, since, been closed Friday, as the Bouches-du-Rhône department in which the circulation of the virus is active. "Each day, approximately 600 people have tested positive Covid-19 in the region of which 260 in Paris. The positivity rate now stands at 4.14 % in Paris, to 3.6 % in the Ile-de-France, compared with 2.4 % in the national average," according to the prefecture. The 15-45 years are affected the most, even if other age groups are not spared. Where the mask is not mandatory, it is recommended to wear it when there's a lot of world.

strengthened controls

in addition, inspections ensuring compliance of the gestures barriers, will be further strengthened in the bars, restaurants and on the terraces. In case of non respect of these rules, the establishments may be closed administratively. The controls of wearing a mask in public transport will also increase.

Prime minister Jean Castex, fearing a return to a health-care system "powered", has summoned Tuesday the French to pull themselves together to prevent a resumption of the epidemic, asking the prefects to extend their obligation in public spaces. Long touted as "useless" by the authorities, the mask became mandatory in enclosed public places on July 20. Since then, the prefects were allowed to impose outside "when the local circumstances require". Many municipalities have already put in place such as Nice, Rennes, Lille, Marseille, La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Lyon...

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Updated Date: 14 August 2020, 15:33

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