France to step up police checks to ensure face masks are worn
PARIS (FRANCE) – The French authorities will enhance police checks to ensure that people wear face masks where they are mandatory and maintain social distancing to stop the spread of a new surge of coronavirus cases, said a government spokesman on Wednesday.
“We’re at a tipping point (…) We’re going to mobilise polices forces to make checks,” BFM TV quoted spokesman Gabriel Attal as 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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