In the province of Moselle, which borders Germany, it is always mandatory to wear a headscarf from Saturday.
In France, new rules to combat the spread of the Corona virus came into effect over the weekend. Meanwhile, a cabinet meeting will be held on Monday, during which it will discuss a tougher nationwide solution to the deteriorating situation when cases of the disease rise. DPA news agency reported on Saturday.
As of Saturday, ski resorts require proof of vaccination, treatment for COVID-19, or a negative test on entry. This data must be recorded on a national “health passport”.
Under the new measures, people in the cable car booth or waiting in line must wear a veil over their faces.
Such restrictions should be introduced in areas where the seven-day incidence is greater than 200 – the incidence being the number of new cases per 100,000 population per week.
Currently, the seven-day infection rate in the whole of France is over 300.
In the province of Moselle, which borders Germany, it is always mandatory to wear a headscarf from Saturday. The rule applies to municipalities with a population of more than 5,000 inhabitants and is in effect from 6 a.m. to midnight.
In general, blinds are also obligatory at festivals, markets, Christmas markets, and ranks.
The hustle and bustle of the famous Christmas market in the neighboring city of Strasbourg has sparked a debate over whether the current rules to combat the Corona virus are going far enough. The coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the Alsace region, where Strasbourg is the capital, and hospitals have already put in place an emergency system to deal with the situation.
The DPA said the Christmas market in Strasbourg was subject to stricter regulations.
The government will discuss next steps at a meeting in Paris on Monday. Restrictions on major events such as football matches and possibly capacity restrictions on facilities such as cinemas and restaurants are expected.
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