France cancels outdoor mask mandate

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Published: 2021-06-16 14:48

Last Updated: 2021-07-27 02:11


France cancels outdoor mask mandate
France cancels outdoor mask mandate

French Prime Minister Jean Castix announced Wednesday that wearing masks outside will not be mandatory from Thursday, except in certain circumstances such as gatherings, crowded places or sports stadiums.

He also announced the lifting of the curfew set at 11:00 pm, starting next Sunday.

After the Defense Council and the Council of Ministers convened, the Prime Minister explained that this decision was taken because the health situation "is improving faster than we had hoped."