Coronavirus : Hidalgo asks for the mask mandatory in some public spaces in Paris - The Point

After Lille, La Rochelle and Saint-Malo, it is the turn of Paris to claim the hardening of sanitary measures. The mayor socialist of the French capital, Anne Hi

Coronavirus : Hidalgo asks for the mask mandatory in some public spaces in Paris - The Point

After Lille, La Rochelle and Saint-Malo, it is the turn of Paris to claim the hardening of sanitary measures. The mayor socialist of the French capital, Anne Hidalgo, has asked the prefect of police to make compulsory the wearing of the mask in several areas frequented of the capital, of which the quays of the Seine river, open markets, and, possibly, in the vicinity of the stations, said the city council on Tuesday 4 August. "Banks of the Seine, the canal, the open markets, possibly in the vicinity of train stations" where the mask is already mandatory to the inside, are all targeted sites, writes Anne Souyris, assistant (EELV) responsible for Health. "We called the prefect Didier Lallement to see with him on what areas we would be able to agree," said the elected ecologist, confirming information of the World.

Interviewed by the Agence France-Presse, " the police prefecture confirmed that discussions were held between its services and those of the city of Paris to study the measures to put in place ". The obligation of wearing a mask in certain areas of the city could occur "in the next 48 or 72 hours," added the woman. In a second time, the obligation may extend to other areas such as in and around the "tourist places, museums, malls, parks and gardens," according to Anne Souyris.

The contamination begins to increase

The town hall central preferred to initially probe the mayors of boroughs, before formalizing the request to the prefect of police, and to establish new areas by the autumn, reported several sources. The goal is to" have a diagnosis " and to obtain the support of the people, considers the deputy.

The contamination Covid-19 rising again in Paris, according to the latest data, as in many counties and cities in France. In an opinion made public Tuesday, the scientific Council estimated that "the balance is fragile and we can switch at any time" toward a return to uncontrolled epidemic in France, while the cases are increasing and that the restrictions are multiplying. The instance that guide the government considers it " highly likely that a second epidemic wave is observed in the fall or winter ". Visit Toulon, france, Emmanuel Macron has called on the French to stay "vigilant" in the face of Covid-19, in the aftermath of Prime minister Jean Castex who, also, called "don't let your guard down, "to avoid" a reconfinement generalized ".

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Updated Date: 04 August 2020, 13:33

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