Facemask-wearing “could become a habit” especially in flu season, Castex thinks

Published by Caroline J. · Published on 11 May 2021 at 08h56 · Updated on 11 May 2021 at 12h13
As many people hope to be soon able to ditch facemask outside, the French Prime Minister thinks facemask-wearing “could undoubtedly become a natural protection means beyond Covid. (…) It could become a habit in the West, especially during the winter flu season”, he said this Tuesday May 11, 2021 in an interview with our peers from Le Parisien.

Once the Covid-19 crisis behind us, will facemask-wearing stay as a habit and become an episodic protection means, as it was already in Eastern Asia? This is a scenario Jean Castex does not exclude. Interview on this verry matter this Tuesday May 11, 2021 by Le Parisien, the French Prime Minister explains “facemask-wearing could undoubtedly become a natural protection means beyond Covid. Of course, not in a permanent, compulsory way, everywhere and all the time like today. But it could become a habit in the West, especially during the winter flu season”, he told the daily.

For the record, today, facemask-wearing is still mandatory in several cities in France, outdoor and indoor. On that matter, government “Mister VaccineAlain Fischer and Health Minister Olivier Véran hope masks could be ditched outside by the end of the summer.

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