In Paris, by bike or on foot, walking or running, “ in this street, wearing a mask is compulsory ”. This new rule, indicated by a sign on the edge of " areas where the respect of distance is made difficult by the high attendance ", comes into force this Monday August 10 at 8 am, for a period of one month renewable, announced the Paris Police Prefecture, in agreement with the town hall.
Targeted streets and departments
Streets of Seine, Montorgueil, Oberkampf, Belleville, Gout d'Or, Daguerre or the boulevards of Strasbourg, La Chapelle, Clichy or Rochechouart, the Saint-Martin canal as well as all the banks of the Seine. The whole capital is not concerned, but almost. Around a hundred public roads in almost all the districts of the capital, mainly those to the north and east of Paris.
About a hundred streets in almost all of the Parisian arrondissements are affected by the wearing of the compulsory mask Paris Police Prefecture
The mapping was drawn up in conjunction with the Department of Proximity Security of the Parisian agglomeration (DSPAP) according to " attendance and ease of movement ", explained Sunday August 9, Audrey Pulvar, assistant to the Paris city hall in charge of sustainable food, agriculture and short circuits. Will the entire capital be affected by this new measure? " No, it is not necessary for the moment ", answered the assistant while specifying that the card is called to evolve according to the health situation in the capital and in the departments which surround it.
The departments of Hauts-de-Seine (92), Seine-Saint-Denis (93), Seine-et-Marne (94) and Val-d'Oise (95) also see their busiest streets hide from Monday August 10. Each prefecture has published a decree indicating to citizens the avenues concerned.
Increased virus circulation in Île-de-France
" Paris is a very affected department, it is the third most affected by the number of contaminations in France ", called Audrey Pulvar to justify the implementation of such a measure. According to the Public Health France report for the Île-de-France region dating August 6, " incidence rates increased sharply in Paris " during the last week of July.
The vigilance threshold set at 20 cases per 100,000 inhabitants was exceeded in the capital and the inner suburbs as well as in Val-d'Oise with high rates of 27.2 for Paris, 22.7 for Hauts - de - Seine and 28.1 for Seine - Saint - Denis. In addition, out of the 141 clusters identified since May 8 in the Île-de-France region, 34 emerged after July 22. Among all the epidemic outbreaks recorded since the start of deconfinement, more than half have been closed but 30% are still active.
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For Public Health France, this increase reflects " an increased circulation of the virus in Île-de-France ". The health agency therefore called on August 6 to " increase prevention and promotion of barrier measures ". Like 1,400 other municipalities in France like Nice, Marseille, Saint-Tropez, Toulouse, Lille, the Paris agglomeration relied on the advice of the health authorities to limit the spread of the virus as much as possible during this summer period.
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In the event of non-compliance with the wearing of a mask in the streets concerned, a fine of 135 euros will be applied even if the first days, the tone is more " pedagogy " and "will prevail " then, according to Audrey Pulvar. Police forces will be deployed to ensure the correct application of this new measure. The number of police officers sent is not yet defined by the town hall.