COVID-19: France to end wearing of masks and vaccine pass from March 14

COVID-19: France to end wearing of masks and vaccine pass from March 14

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.

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