Nice mairie in court over requirement to use masks

In Nice a new bylaw says you must put on a mask in public if you come close to another person

A leading French rights organisation is taking the city of Nice council to court over a new bylaw obliging everyone to use masks in public places from today.

The Ligue des droits de l’homme is being heard at the Nice administrative court this afternoon, contesting the new law which requires the use of masks when out and about in public as the first stage of deconfinement gets under way.

In April the Ligue won a similar case against the mairie of Seaux, in the southern suburbs of Paris, which had wanted to impose mask-wearing.

In that case, top administrative court the Conseil d’Etat ruled against the mairie saying mayors should stick to the national framework on confinement rules and not impose extra ones unless there ...

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