French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced Thursday in the Senate that “next week” mandatory use of the mask in “closed public places” will be mandatory to avoid new coronavirus infections.
“I heard and understood that the deadline was late and raised some doubts, so the decree will enter into force next week,” said the new Gaulish “prime minister,” referring to the decree that required the mask to be used in closed public places, the entry into force of which was originally planned for August 1st.
Speaking at the French National Day on July 14, French President Emmanuel Macron announced that the use of the mask in closed public places would be “mandatory in the coming weeks” and then stated that the measure would come into force With effect from August 1, Castex discarded the date to advance the application.
In his appearance before the House of Lords, Castex said that France will experience a historic recession of 11 percent, “the most serious since the national accounts were drawn up”. “Behind the accounting data there are human dramas, burned areas. We have to anticipate, accompany and alleviate,” he stressed, according to the newspaper ‘Le Parisien’.