In order to counter a "rapid deterioration" of the epidemic situation, the prefects of Savoie and Hautes-Alpes announced in turn on Friday the return of the compulsory mask outside in areas with "high attendance".
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The @ Prefet73 issued a decree to curb the spread of the virus
➡️ Wearing a mask mandatory outdoors in the busiest areas
➡️ Prohibition of alcohol consumption on public roads
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- Prefect of Savoy (@ Prefet73) July 30, 2021
The incidence rate is 242 per 100,000 inhabitants in Savoy (against 206 nationally), notes the prefecture in a press release, "which represents a 36% increase in the number of new cases in one week".
In hospitals, 43 people are hospitalized for Covid-19, including 3 in intensive care, add the authorities.
Limit alcohol consumption
Wearing a mask is now compulsory during all outdoor events of more than 10 people, markets and flea markets and in the queues of stadiums, performance halls, stations, cafes and restaurants.
It also concerns the city center of Chambéry, Albertville, Aix-les-Bains, on the shores of Lac du Bourget and Chanaz.
Alcohol consumption outside “off terraces” is also prohibited in Chambéry and Aix-les-Bains.
The Hautes-Alpes prefecture announced similar measures on Friday afternoon because "there is still time to act" in the face of "worrying but not alarmist" figures with an incidence rate of 140, indicated Cédric Verline, the secretary general of the prefecture, during a press conference.
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In this department, the wearing of the mask will be compulsory from Saturday July 31, until August 31, on the places of "high concentration of people" (markets, festival ...), but not permanently in the centers. city as in Savoy.
This new obligation does not apply to places and events where the health pass is compulsory at the entrance.
The prefecture has also taken measures to limit alcohol consumption on public roads and to ban occasional refreshments that sell alcohol. The prefect of Haute-Savoie, as in many tourist departments affected by a sharp increase in the number of contaminations, had taken similar measures Thursday.