Paris makes mask wearing outdoors mandatory at public gatherings

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People wearing protective face masks walk on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in France, July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier

PARIS, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Paris has made the wearing of face masks outside mandatory again at public gatherings as the COVID-19 infection rate in the French capital soars, police said.

The police prefecture said in a statement that masks will have to be worn for gathering in public spaces, at festivals and spectacles, on markets and when standing in line.

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Reporting by Geert De Clercq, Editing by William Maclean

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