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French president wants face masks mandatory indoors as virus picks up

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that face masks could soon be required in public indoor spaces to curtail the coronavirus outbreak, acknowledging that infections were again on the rise.
His comments, in a television interview marking Bastille Day, came after he oversaw the traditional military ceremony that was drastically downsized because of the pandemic.
“I would like to make masks mandatory in all enclosed public spaces,” Macron said in the interview, a Bastille Day tradition he had shunned since taking office three years ago. “We have indications that (the outbreak) is accelerating a bit.” (AFP)