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France to ramp up police checks to ensure masks are worn

Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 16:39 GMT+7
France to ramp up police checks to ensure masks are worn
A woman wearing a protective face mask walks by a testing site for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in downtown Nice, France August 11, 2020. Photo: Reuters

PARIS — France will gradually ramp up police checks to ensure people wear face masks where it is mandatory and respect social distancing amidst a new surge of COVID-19 infections, the government’s spokesman said on Wednesday. 

“We’re at a tipping point (...) We’re going to mobilize polices forces to make checks,” BFM TV showed Gabriel Attal telling journalists while visiting the Mediterranean island of Corsica. 

“But it’s not the police people should be afraid of (...) they should fear the virus, that lurks and contaminates,” he said.

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