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Paris wants to make mask-wearing mandatory in some outdoor areas - Le Monde - Metro US

Paris wants to make mask-wearing mandatory in some outdoor areas – Le Monde

France requires masks inside public places

PARIS (Reuters) – Paris wants to make the wearing of face masks mandatory in certain outdoor areas in order to prevent a new spike of coronavirus infections, French daily Le Monde reported on Tuesday.

The paper said that mayor Anne Hidalgo would put in a formal request with the Paris prefecture about ordering the use of face coverings in specific areas, after the government on Friday gave local authorities the power to order the wearing of masks in outdoor public spaces.

The outdoor areas targeted would be shopping streets, the banks of the river Seine, parks and gardens, open food markets and all areas where tourists or Parisians have to stand in line.

(Reporting by Geert De Clercq; Editing by Alison Williams)

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