While the epidemic of coronavirus is still active, the French are now mostly favorable to the port of the mask to the outside, nearly two-thirds of them in the hope that it will become compulsory in public places open, according to a survey of the Fifg for The Sunday Newspaper.
According to the survey conducted between the 5th and the 7th of August, 64% of the French wish that the wearing of the mask becomes " mandatory for any person travelling in a public place-open ", against 36 % who say they are there to be opposed. This highlights a shift in public opinion compared to a previous poll conducted in mid-July by Fifg-Fiduciary for CNews and Southern Radio in which 56 % of respondents were against the obligation to wear a mask in public places open, while only 44% supported such a measure.
"The situation remains very fragile,"
The mask is mandatory in enclosed public places in France since the 20th of July, under penalty of a fine of 135 euros. The obligation of wearing a mask to the outside (streets, parks, and public gardens, markets, beaches and other tourist sites...) extends, in addition, more and more cities in the country. It will be mandatory as of Monday in high-traffic areas in Paris and in Seine-Saint-Denis, Hauts-de-Seine, Val-de-Marne and the Val-d'oise, france, which followed the example of Marseilles, Ajaccio, Carcassonne, Bordeaux, Rennes or Lille.
In an interview with the JDD, the professor of immunology Jean-François Delfraissy, head of the scientific council to assist the government to manage the health crisis, has held that the obligation of wearing a mask to the outside would simplify the message to the government and would " impose naturally ". Regarding the evolution of the epidemic in France, " the situation seems contained, but it remains very fragile ", said Jean-François Delfraissy, confirming the diagnosis of the scientific council, which had warned in an opinion published this week that the situation could "change at any time" toward a return to uncontrolled.
The key indicators for monitoring the epidemic Covid-19 continue to deteriorate in France : 2 288 new cases were announced Friday, an increase not seen since may. "Some of the indicators reach very high levels, clusters (cases grouped together, editor's NOTE) are well identified, but they are very numerous. Fortunately, there is no alarm signal in terms of hospitalizations. The epidemic seems to be different, it affects a younger population, "added the immunologist stressing that it was necessary to" find the right message " to encourage young people to wear the mask.
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