In France, more and more restrictions are instated. The country is faced with a swift surge of the coronavirus epidemic, leading a two-front battle against the Delta and Omicron variants. the latter, even more contagious than the previous mutations, is spreading at lightning pace in the country, and especially in Île-de-France, where data related to contaminations break records.
A situation calling for new measures, including facemask-wearing outdoor being compulsory again. This Monday December 27, 2021, at the end of the exceptional health defense council, Prime Minister Jean Castex announced the restriction was to be only applied to city-centers.
Covid: Compulsory facemask-wearing extended to all city centers
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Since Friday December 31, 2021, facemask-wearing is eventually compulsory in almost the entire Île-de-France. Yet, two weeks later, the law has called illegal the implementation of the measure in some areas. Here is more about it:
In Paris and Yvelines, facemask-wearing is no longer compulsory outdoor.
In Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis and Val-de-Marne, facemask-wearing stays compulsory everywhere. In Hauts-de-Seine, the law has not halted the measure although an appeal has been filed.
In Val d'Oise and Seine-et-Marne, it is mandatory inside cities. In Essonne, it applies to agglomerations.