Covid: In France, mask mandate returns in Bordeaux area

State of emergency declared in French West Indies

27 July, 13:42

    (ANSAmed) - PARIS, 27 LUG - Faced with a "brutal worsening" of the health situation linked to the coronavirus, the face mask mandate is going back into effect in Bordeaux, one of France's major cities, and in several tourist areas of the surrounding region, the Gironde.

    This is a measure that now affects numerous tourist resorts on the Atlantic coast, from the Sables-d'Olonne to the Spanish border.

    Similar decisions have already been taken by the prefectures of Vendée, Charente-Maritime, Landes and Pyrénées-Atlantiques.

    In Gironde, there is also a ban on outdoor alcohol consumption.

    The new anti-Covid restrictions will be in effect from 28 July to 31 August in tourist towns such as Lacanau, Cap-Ferret and Arcachon.

    The situation is also worsening in the French West Indies, with high infection rates.

    On Monday night the prefect in charge of Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy, two tourist jewels of the area, decreed the return of the state of health emergency and announced the closure of discos until 30 September. (ANSAmed).

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