Doctors in France call for face masks in indoor public areas

A woman wearing a face mask. Doctors in France call for face masks in indoor public areas
Masks should be mandatory in all indoor closed spaces, doctors in France have said in a new open letter

Doctors in France are calling for face masks to be “mandatory” in closed-in public areas, to avoid the coronavirus epidemic from restarting and continuing to spread.

In an open letter published in newspaper Le Parisien on Saturday July 11, the health professionals said: “We now know that barrier methods [such as physical distancing and wearing masks] are effective preventative methods. Wearing a mask is an important condition to limit the spread of the virus...Wearing a mask is not only to protect yourself, but also to prevent the spread of the virus; as long as everyone wears it!

“If you don't do it for yourself, do it for your older parents, hypertensive siblings or frail relatives, for whom the virus could be fatal. Let's not quickly forget that we have probably lived through - and are still going ...

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