Seashore resorts alongside France’s Atlantic coast, picturesque promenades on the Loire River, farmers markets within the Alps — they’re amongst scores of spots round France the place everyone seems to be now required to put on a masks open air.
The outside masks guidelines taking impact Monday are on high of a nationwide decree final month requiring folks to put on masks in all shops and different indoor public locations. Stress is rising on the federal government to mandate outside masks use on a nationwide stage, too.
France is seeing an uptick in coronavirus infections, with tons of of recent clusters in latest weeks, notably as younger folks collect at waterside cafes or dance events and households get collectively for summer time trip.
A number of websites round France have began requiring masks open air in latest days. Beginning Monday, 69 cities within the Mayenne area of western France imposed outside masks guidelines, as did elements of the northern metropolis of Lille and coastal metropolis of Biarritz in French Basque nation.
France has reported 7,000 new circumstances within the final week, after bringing the virus almost below management with a strict two-month nationwide lockdown, and has confirmed 30,265 virus-related deaths because the pandemic started.
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