Putting on his mask or not to put on his mask ? Some of the French are a bit lost, while the circulation of the coronavirus increases in the territory, and as more and more cities impose the wearing of masks in public spaces. Guest of the television news of France 2 on Wednesday night, Olivier Véran, the minister of Solidarity and of Health, has proposed a mnemonic device, the method called "ABCD" to know when it is appropriate to wear the mask :", it is for when one is At risk, when it is fragile, and when one is aged, for example. "B, this is when one is in a place Crowded, when you are in a street, even if wearing a mask is not compulsory, you see you have to take the difficulty between the people, they should equip themselves with the mask. "" C, are for places that are Closed, when you are indoors with other people. "" D, that is, when the Distance is impossible to manage, that is to say that you can't stay one metre away from people. "
The obligation to wear the mask outside and in some areas is up to now decided by the local elected representatives and prefects. Olivier Veran has called the government's strategy. "We trust the local elected officials, the prefects, to take the necessary decisions everywhere where it makes sense ", he says. "But you know, there is no need of obligation necessarily in France, so that we could protect them," he adds.
Angers imposes the mask
Angers is one of the last cities in date to impose the mask. Thus, it will be compulsory from Saturday 15 August on the markets and as soon as the following Monday in the rest of the city centre. In Paris and in many communes of the Île-de-France, the mask is mandatory in some of the streets since Monday, August 10. This is also the case in Nice, Marseille or even Lille.
According to the last balance sheet of the Directorate-general of health, published Wednesday evening, the increase in the number of cases diagnosed continues : 11 633 on a week, 2 of 524 in the past 24 hours, a daily gain seen since may. The number of patients in the icu is always relatively stable since the end of July (- 12 to 379). The coronavirus has killed more than 30,000 deaths in France.