Early lockdown exit in France! According to the 4-step lockdown exit scheme revealed in the press, curfew was to be postponed twice before being fully lifted at the beginning of the summer 2021, starting from June 30, as the vaccination campaign goes on. Same thing for compulsory outdoor facemask-wearing, still active and likely to come to a close in early July.
Excellent news for the French: curfew from 11 p.m. - initially expected to end on June 30 - is to end on Sunday June 20! As for outdoor facemask-wearing, same good news: starting from this Thursday June 17, 2021, you can be out and about without your mask on anywhere in France! But there are exceptions, obviously. It is Prime Minister Jean Castex who confirmed both highly-awaited news, at the end of the Ministerial Council this Wednesday June 16, 2021.
Covid: curfew ends in France
This is now official, the end of curfew from 11 p.m. - initially expected to end on June 30 - is moved to Sunday June 20, 2021. Starting from this Sunday, French are allowed to get out by night without derogatory trip certificate. Outdoor facemask-wearing is no longer mandatory starting from Thursday June 17, 2021.
Outdoor facemask-wearing to come to a close from June 17, Jean Castex announces
This Wednesday June 16, Jean Castex has surprised everyone announcing facemasks will no longer be mandatory outside starting from June 17. "Outdoor facemask-wearing will no longer be compulsory excluding on some conditions (gatherings, crowded places, queues, markets...)", he stated at the end of the Ministerial Council.
The measure has been eased first on May 19 during the second step of the lockdown exit, including the reopening of terraces and cultural places. Curfew moved from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.. Since June 9, curfew is postponed to 11 p.m., at the same time as the reopening of restaurant indoor dining rooms. Last but not least, starting June 30, 2021, curfew is to be fully lifted, but nightclubs are to remain closed even during the fourth and last step of the current lockdown exit plan.
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