French Prime Minister, Jean Castex announced the end of the obligation to wear a mask, with the exception of transport, and the “suspension” of the vaccination pass from March 14.
“The situation is improving thanks to our collective efforts, thanks to measures we have taken […], the conditions are met for a new phase of easing of the restrictions”, said the head of government on TF1 .
The winter wave of Covid-19 has been in decline for several weeks.
On average over seven days, the number of new cases of contamination stood on Wednesday evening at 53,152 against more than 70,000 a week ago.
The pressure is also easing at the hospital, where 2,329 people are in critical care.
A measure will always remain in force.
“Wearing a mask will remain compulsory in public passenger transport given the crowding,” he said.
The European country has so far recorded 22.3 million cases of coronavirus, including 136,000 deaths.