Masks will be mandatory outdoors in Paris starting December 31st

Noncompliance will result in a fine of €135

Wearing masks on the streets of Paris will be mandatory starting from Friday, local authorities said on Wednesday, as the number of Covid-19 infections soared.

“Not complying with this rule will induce a fine of 135 euros”, local authorities said in a press release.

Earlier, Health Minister Olivier Veran told lawmakers France was seeing a “tsunami” of Covid-19 infections, fuelled by both the Delta and Omicron variants of the disease.

Mask-wearing is already mandatory inside public buildings and public transport across France. — Reuters