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The mask will become compulsory again in the streets of Paris, from Friday, to face the “tidal wave” of the Omicron variant which has led to an outbreak of contamination by COVID-19 in France, the capital's police headquarters announced on Wednesday. & nbsp;
This obligation applies to people over 11 years old, “with the exception of people moving inside vehicles, cyclists and users of two wheels” or “people practicing a sporting activity”, specified the prefecture in a press release. & nbsp;
Wearing a mask will also be compulsory in places open to the public in Paris, “with the exception of the Bois de Boulogne and Vincennes, and on airport rights-of-way of Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Bourget and Paris-Orly ”, according to the press release.
Access to the terminals of these airports remains prohibited for people accompanying passengers.
“Regular and reinforced controls will be put in place from Friday,” said the prefecture, “particularly in dense places from the capital. ”
Offenders may be fined 135 euros.
At the same time, the prefecture announced the closure of drinking establishments on Saturday and Sunday from 2 am, also prohibiting “all dance activities in all establishments open to the public”.
The discos, closed since on December 10, they will have to keep the 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.
< p> Nearly 9,000 police and soldiers will be mobilized to enforce these measures during the night of New Year's Eve.
France records record after record of COVID-19 contamination, at the rate of 208,000 new cases Wednesday, after around 180,000 in the previous 24 hours.
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