The Landes department on Wednesday lifted the obligation to wear the mask outdoors in public spaces, with an incidence rate of covid-19 well below the alert threshold, thus following in the footsteps of the Pyrenees- Atlantiques and Charente-Maritime.
The obligation to wear a mask in coastal towns as well as in the two agglomerations of the department, Mont-de-Marsan and Dax, has been lifted, as is the ban on the consumption of alcohol and amplified music on public roads, the prefecture announced in a press release, recalling that the incidence rate of the department was 26 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
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Outside, the mask remains compulsory around schools within a perimeter of 50 meters, on markets or flea markets, gatherings, queues for shows, sporting events, restaurants, etc.
Like many other departments on the Atlantic coast, the Landes had taken these measures in July when the epidemic worsened due in particular to the influx of tourists to the seaside resorts.
The mask had then become compulsory from Vendée to Spain.
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Tuesday, Charente-Maritime announced the lifting of the mask requirement in public spaces for the entire department. Last week, the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, one of the very tourist departments of the Grand Ouest region, lifted the obligation to wear a mask in the streets of municipalities on the Basque coast. The alert threshold for the incidence rate of covid-19 has been set at 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.