The French taxpayer did "not intend to pay for masks" for all the world, said Tuesday, Emmanuel Macron, defending instead a "social policy". The minister of Health Olivier Veran has started on Wednesday on France 2, explaining that the government was going to send for free 40 million of masks in general public washed to 7 million of the poorest French do. "It is obvious that France will not let disabled persons to equip themselves with masks," he assured, then that wearing a mask is mandatory in enclosed public places since Monday to put a stop to the resumption of the epidemic, coronaviruses, and may even enforce a fine of 135 euros in case of violation.
"We're going to send 40 million masks in general public washed, used 30 times, so as to provide 7 million French who are at the poverty level - the beneficiaries of the complementary health solidarity-based, so as to not ask them any approach", he detailed. "We spend a contract with the Post office, which is committed to send within a few days only these masks free of charge, for a protection of three months", he continued. "In addition, the health insurance will reimburse 100% of the surgical masks for 2 million French citizens who are holders of vulnerability," says the minister. The consumer association CLCV had clocked in on Monday, an issue of "extra fees for precarious populations".
The minister also indicated that "possible further measures" to strengthen border controls could be taken on Friday during the new Council of defence on the crisis of the Covid-19. When asked about the wait time to get tested, he also indicated have signed this morning a decree allowing the laboratory technicians, but also "to help caregivers, students, health and even first-responders" to be able to perform the tests so that the laboratories lack of arms.
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