As of Monday, August 10, face masks have turn into obligatory in busy out of doors areas within the French capital, Paris, in a bit to curb a surge in COVID-19 infections.
The measure applies to main vacationer spots, together with the banks of the River Seine and Montmartre, with the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Elysees and Arc de Triomphe being exempted from the restrictions.
New restrictions cowl “areas with high frequentation of people”, stated a deputy Paris main, Audrey Pulvar.
Local authorities in a number of cities throughout the nation, together with Lille, Nice, Marseille and Toulouse, have already adopted comparable measures, whereas sporting a face masks was already obligatory in closed public areas, resembling supermarkets and outlets within the capital.
The new measure, that applies to everybody over the age of 11, can be in place for at the very least a month, and people not complying with new restrictions may face a €135 high quality.
It got here amid an alarming surge of COVID-19 infections throughout the nation, with new circumstances exceeding 2,200 day by day, prompting fears of a second Coronavirus wave.