The mayor of Nice has announced that masks will again be mandatory on all public transport in the area starting Monday (July 11).
Christian Estrosi, speaking on RTL said that the decision was made with the other mayors of the Nice metropolis, which consists of 51 municipalities that stretch along the Côte d’Azur and up to the mountainous region along the Franco-Italian border.
The decision means Nice is going further than the national government, which has so far only recommended wearing masks on public transport and crowded places.
The decision comes as the seventh wave of Covid-19 hits France, with around 120,000 cases a day on average, including over 200,000 in the last 24 hours.
Estrosi said: “We can clearly see that the seventh wave is growing and is leading us to a high-risk September when schools return.”
The elderly are particularly vulnerable to developing severe forms of Covid-19 and are required to receive a second booster dose of the vaccine if they have not already done so. The booster is available for everyone over 60 and is recommended.
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