Paris will make masks mandatory on certain crowded streets and outdoor public areas from Monday following a rise in new COVID-19 cases.
The areas where a mask will be mandatory includes several large boulevards as well as the banks of the Seine River. Several other areas of Ile-de-France, the region where Paris is located, are implemented the same regulations.
The announcement, from the Paris prefecture, came as France recorded more than 2,000 new cases of coronavirus in a single day.
“The indicators are deteriorating, confirming a more active circulation of the virus throughout the country, in particular among young adults,” France’s health directorate said in a statement.
Several cities across the country have made face masks mandatory in outdoor markets and on crowded streets. Wearing a face covering is already mandatory indoors.