In recent days, the speed of transmission was increased to 1.3 in France. This means that 10 cases infect on average another 13 people. Most infections are “imported” by the French, coming to vacation at popular resorts, notes The Guardian.

In the Department of the Nord adjoining Belgium, Friday will be declared “reinforced restrictive measures,” said a senior official of the local government. City hall of Saint Malo, the walled city, which attracted this year tens of thousands of French who decided to stay for the summer in the country, said that masks will be mandatory from 31 July in the old town for all persons aged 11 years and older. This decision was made after health authorities said that in the Ile and Vilaine Wednesday, there were 44 new cases COVID-19.

Starting Friday, the mask will need to wear in the outdoor markets in new Orleans, in Central France, and after 21 hours in popular public places on the river Loire, where in the evening a large crowd.

the Mayors of Bayonne and the nearby Atlantic resort of Biarritz also announced that the masks will be mandatory in their cities, starting next week. Authorities Biarritz will prevent access to the beach from 22 to 6 hours to prevent the holding of parties and discos. In Biarritz this summer brought thousands of French tourists travelling in their own cars. “The number of visitors in July was very high, and we fear that August will be even more difficult to manage the situation in a crisis in health care. These measures are necessary to protect the tourists and residents of our city”, – said the mayor of Biarritz, Madeira Arostegui.