The mask face indoors in public places from next week is compulsory, said by France government on Thursday as the country reported an uptick in new Covid-19 cases.
Prime Minister, Jean Castex said, The masks, obligatory on collective transport until now, will become compulsory in all indoor places frequented by the public.
Also authorities has ordered people in parts of the northwestern French region of Mayenne to start wearing face masks after a rise of coronavirus infection.
The Mayenne prefecture said masks would be compulsory in its main city Laval as well as five other municipalities – Bonchamp-lès-Laval, Changé, L’Huisserie, Louverné and Saint-Berthevin.
France has required the citizen to wear face coverings on public transport and in public spaces where social distancing is not possible, but yet to mandate the wearing of masks in shops.