Reinforced measures in Marseille and in the Bouches-du-Rhône in the face of the increase in Covid-19 cases

The prefect of the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur region announced on Tuesday August 25 a strengthening of measures to fight against Covid-19, with the obligation to wear a mask throughout Marseille and the closure of bars and restaurants in 23 hours in all Bouches-du-Rhône.

These measures, which will come into effect on Wednesday at 11 p.m., were decided in the face of the sharp acceleration of the coronavirus epidemic in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, with an incidence rate of 177 per 100,000 in the of France and 131 out of 100,000 for the department, against about 33 per 100,000 on the national average, according to figures given by the regional prefecture in its press release.

Until September 30

Wearing a mask, now compulsory in all Marseille public spaces for anyone 11 years of age or over, was already required in the first seven of the city's 16 arrondissements, and has been since August 15.of this type, on August 8, had imposed the wearing of the mask in certain districts of the Phocaean city, around the Old Port in particular.

The decision to close bars, restaurants and general food stores will affect the entire department, between 11 p.m.and 6 a.m.

These two measures are applicable until September 30 inclusive, specifies the press release from the Prefecture.

The prefect of the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur region had suggested the next implementation of new measures on Monday, during a press conference, speaking of a "worrying situation" of the epidemic in the department and specifically in Marseille.

Posted Date: 2020-09-05

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