Tourists Visiting In France Will Need To Wear Face Mask15/07/2020
France to make compulsory of wearing face mask in all enclosed public places for residents including tourists from August 2020 in order to prevent second wave of Coronavirus.
In a televised address on Bastille Day (the country’s July 14 national holiday) President Emmanuel Macron said he also hoped to see tests for the killer disease made available to everyone.
From August 1, 2020 it will now mandatory to wear mask in public places.
“We do have signs that Coronavirus rates are going up a bit – we must warn people and prepare,” said Mr Macron.
“And so, we must continue to apply barrier gestures. On this, we see weaknesses. I have been asked for new measures, and the government and I hope that in the coming weeks, we will make the mask mandatory in all enclosed public places.”
Currently, wearing of masks are only compulsory on public transport, and in shops where managers ask customers to put them on.
However, the new measure will accompany a €135 (£122) fine for anyone refusing to wear a mask in an enclosed public space, whether a shop, a cinema, a bar or a restaurant.
Mr Macron said he also wanted “our young” to be more responsible when out in public’, as he confirmed August 1 – the beginning of France’s peak holiday season – as also the start date for the radical new measures.”
“When we look at mortality, it is overwhelmingly the oldest who die,’ he said.
“And so the young, because they have so-called asymptomatic forms of covid-19, are taking too many risks.
“Simply put, when they take these risks, they accelerate the spread of the virus and they can spread it to others.”
There are 7000 people are currently hospitalised while suffering from the disease.
Previously, Spain has announced tourists will face hefty fines for not wearing masks in public.