Posted by Gareth Icke Posted on 12 August 2020

France: Masks become mandatory on some of Paris’ crowded streets

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.

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