Olivier Véran confirmed : wearing a mask will be mandatory "as of Monday" in France in enclosed public places, to break signals resumption of the outbreak of coronavirus. "As of Monday, wearing a mask will be mandatory in enclosed areas as announced by Jean Castex ", stressed the minister of Health in a tweet on Saturday 18 July. "It's about businesses, establishments receiving the public, covered markets, banks... Gestures barriers and screening are essential to effectively combat the virus," he added.
As of Monday, wearing a mask will be mandatory in enclosed areas as announced by @JeanCastex. This applies to shops, establishments open to the public, covered markets, banks...— Olivier Véran (@olivierveran) July 18, 2020
Gestures barriers and screening are essential to effectively combat the virus.
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At the national level, the rate of reproduction of actual virus (or " R effective ", based on the tests virological positive) is gone slightly above 1 since the first week of July, and currently stands at approximately 1.20, according to public Health France. This means that each patient of the Covid-19 infects an average of 1.2 other person, this is in the sense of a tendency to the increase of the virus circulation.