Face Masks in France: Cases of Kovid-19 infection are increasing rapidly in France. Face masks have been made mandatory for six-year-old children amid increasing cases of corona infection in the country. Amid a sharp rise in cases of Kovid-19 in France, authorities announced on Saturday that children aged six and older will have to wear masks in closed public places.
Mask mandatory for children above 6 years in France
For the fourth consecutive day in France, more than 200,000 new cases of infection from the Omicron variant of Corona have been reported. The government is trying to avoid closing schools by reducing the age of children from 11 to six years to wear masks. School classes will resume in France from Monday and young children will have to wear masks on public transport, sports complexes and places of worship.
Corona infection cases increased rapidly in France
This order making wearing of masks mandatory has been extended to cities like Paris and Lyon. Here it has been made mandatory for everyone to wear a mask when they come out of the house recently. There were 219,126 new cases of infection in France on the first day of the new year, which is slightly less than the daily cases of 232,200 on the last day of 2021. The French government is trying to contain the fifth wave of the epidemic caused by the fast-spreading Omicron variant, without imposing a lockdown or curfew that is damaging to the economy.
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