The authorities of the French city of Bordeaux in the south-west of the country decided to introduce mandatory wearing of masks on the main streets of the village from August 15 in connection with the increase in the number of people infected with coronavirus. The ethos was announced by the mayor of Bordeaux, Pierre Urmik.
“The measure concerns the central streets where shops and cafes are located. If we understand that this is not enough, then the perimeter of the mask mode will be expanded, ”he explained.
Urmik added that the fine for violating the order was 135 euros. According to him, the introduction of the mandatory wearing of personal protective equipment is due to the fact that in recent days the local health authorities have noted an aggravation of the epidemiological situation in the region.
Bordeaux is one of the largest cities in France (population 254 thousand), it was here that the first case of coronavirus infection in the country was recorded.
Previously, the mandatory wearing of masks in open public places was introduced by the authorities of Nice, Marseille, Barritz, Lyon, Orleans and other cities. In Paris, these rules are valid from August 10.