France Mandates Face Masks In All Indoor Spaces

ABC News reports:

France is taking a new step in the fight against the spread of the new coronavirus making the wearing of the mask mandatory in closed public spaces from today.

The Minister of Health, Olivier Véran [photo], said on Saturday that the obligation to wear a mask would apply in shops, “establishments open to the public”, “covered markets” or even banks. Wearing a mask on the street, in parks, at sea, on hiking trails or at the beach is not included in the new legislation.

The fine for non-compliance will be 135 Euros ($154 U.S.). Meanwhile, France’s Health Minister said that there is an estimated “400 and 500 active clusters in France” of COVID-19.