January 28. 2023. 8:40

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Masks will be mandatory outdoors in Paris starting December 31st

France is seeing a “tsunami” of Covid-19 infections, fuelled by both the Delta and Omicron variants of the disease. Photograph: EPA/Yoan Valat


Wearing masks on the streets of Paris will be mandatory starting from Friday, local authorities said on Wednesday, as the number of Covid-19 infections soared.

“Not complying with this rule will induce a fine of 135 euros”, local authorities said in a press release.

Earlier, Health Minister Olivier Veran told lawmakers France was seeing a “tsunami” of Covid-19 infections, fuelled by both the Delta and Omicron variants of the disease.

Mask-wearing is already mandatory inside public buildings and public transport across France. — Reuters

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