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In Paris, wearing a mask will be compulsory outside from Friday | Coronavirus

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This obligation applies to people over 11 years old, with the exception of people circulating inside vehicles, cyclists and users of two-wheelers or some people practicing a sport, said the prefecture in a press release.

Wearing a mask will also be compulsory in places open to the public in Paris, excluding Bois de Boulogne and Vincennes, and on the rights-of-way of Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Bourget and Paris-Orly airports, according to the press release.

Access to the terminals of these airports remains prohibited for persons accompanying passengers.

Regular and reinforced controls will be put in place from Friday, specified the prefecture, especially in dense areas of the capital.

Violators may be fined 135 euros ($ 196).

Dance activities are also prohibited

At the same time, the prefecture announced the closure of drinking establishments on Saturday and Sunday from 2 a.m., also prohibiting all dance activities in all establishments open to the public.

Nightclubs, closed since December 10, will have to keep their doors closed for three more weeks in January.

Gatherings of people giving rise to the consumption of alcohol on public roads are also prohibited in Paris.

Nearly 9,000 police and soldiers will be mobilized to enforce these measures during the night of New Year’s Eve.

France records records for COVID-19 contamination with 208,000 new cases on Wednesday, after around 180,000 during the previous twenty-four hours.

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