July 3, 2022

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France imposes mandatory use of masks for children from 6 years of age, in view of the increase in COVID-19 cases

File photo of some women in class with masks to protect themselves from Govt-19 (EFE / EPA / SASCHA STEINBACH)

French officials have announced Masks must be worn in public from the age of 6 onwards from Monday. In the age limit extension which was 11 years till now.

The rule applies On public transport, companies open to the public, sports complexes, places of worship and outside, According to the rules published this Saturday in the official gazette of the French government.

Decisions are made before classes begin The Omigron variant has triggered an epidemic in the country to a record 232,200 infections recorded on December 31st.

Also from Monday, January 3, Health protocol at school will change: If a student tests positive, two tests will be withdrawn from his classmates (instead of one).

“Access to education is a fundamental right of children Vaccination against corona virus will not be a condition to go to school ”, Indicates the Ministry of Health in the note collected by Le Picaro.

In a file photo (EFE / EPA / IAN LANGSDON) a group of young people walk through Paris with masks
In a file photo (EFE / EPA / IAN LANGSDON) a group of young people walk through Paris with masks

In France, children between the ages of 12 and 17 can be vaccinated against the corona virus.

This Saturday’s official gazette also includes announcements made by Prime Minister Jean Costex and Health Minister Olivier Véran at a press conference last Monday. Restrictions on eating and drinking on public transportation, including long distances, and limiting outdoor and indoor capacity. It also illustrates that Teleworking will be charged three to four days a week for the next three weeks.

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The action on the use of juvenile masks occurs two days before returning to the classroom after the school holidays. The Ministry of Education has asked schools and institutions to prioritize outdoor physical activity as much as possible.

Education is also demanded School trips and educational trips will be postponedFestive events, such as the distribution of traditional “Callet des Royce”, are canceled, both at home and abroad.

This Friday France again surpassed the number of confirmed positive cases with 232,200 infections in 24 hours. Overall occurrence rate of 1,200 positives per 100,000 citizens in seven days, In areas like Paris it is over 2,200.

According to the Public Health Agency, the incidence of children under the age of nine was 483 in the week of December 20 (recently available data) and 828 between the ages of 10 and 19. The highest incidence group is 20-29 year olds, Reaches 1,622 positives for every 100,000 people.

With information from EFE and EuropaPress

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