Corona’s Case in Paris Reached 208,000 Governments Obliging to Use Back Mask

Corona’s Case in Paris Reached 208,000 Governments Obliging to Use Back Mask

The authority of Paris in France again requires the use of a mask for its own citizens. This rule was again enacted to slow down the spread of the new Virus Corona (Covid-19), Omicron, after a record of 208,000 cases a day was recorded in France.

As reported by AFP on Thursday (12/30/2021), the Paris Police Headquarters, in the latest statement, announced that the mandatory mask rules would take effect on Friday (31/12) local time for everyone over 11 years old. This rule will not apply to those in the vehicle, currently cycling, using two-wheeled vehicles such as scooters, and those who do sports.

France reported 208,000 new Corona cases in the last 24 hours, setting the highest record for additional cases in the country a day. The surge in the case occurred when the fast spread of the Omicron variant triggered the increase in the Corona case after the Christmas holiday.

This figure increased by 15 per cent since Tuesday (28/12) local time when France scored a record 179,807 Corona cases a day.

“I won’t call Omicron as a wave again … I would call it a tidal wave,” Cetus Minister of Health of France, Olivier Veran, at a meeting in parliament.

The French government has announced new restrictions, including extending the closure of nightclubs and encouraging people to work long distances. But France still avoids mass closure or lockdown applied in other European Union countries, including the Netherlands.

Veran said about 10 per cent of the French population had contacted someone infected with a virus. On the following Monday, he warned France to reach more than 250,000 Covid cases every day in early January 2022. That might happen because a week of Christmas parties and unlimited family gatherings can trigger the spread of disease.

Prime Minister Jean Castex announced a few steps to try to hold a surge in case but avoided mass closure or locking as had been put in place in other European Union countries such as the Netherlands. The government announced that around 1,600 nightclubs in the country will still be closed for the next three weeks after being ordered to close since December 6.

Foreign Minister Gerald Darmanin has also encouraged local officials to limit public meetings on New Year’s Eve, especially by obliging outdoor facial masks and increasing police patrols to enforce the prohibition of public alcohol consumption at night.

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