Masks are becoming compulsory almost everywhere in France, and even outside. It’s the case in some streets of Lille, in 79 municipalities of Mayenne, or in certain areas of Perros-Guirec in the Cotes-d’Armor. The prefects can in fact now extend, by decree, the obligation to wear a mask to open public places.
In the Val-d’Oise, department of Île de France where the number of new contamination per 100,000 inhabitants is the highest, the prefect ordered the wearing of the compulsory mask on the leisure island of Cergy-Pontoise, even on the beach where hundreds of people sunbathe.
An obligation partially fulfilled
Upon arrival on site, instructions are given: “Hello, please put on your mask “, Yassir asks visitors. It is he who watches over the entrance to the leisure island. “I tell them ‘we’re here for you, it’s to protect you and protect others too'” he explains. A little further, on the lawns bordering the lake, the left-luggage office is rather well understood by lovers of idleness. “It brings heat, it’s true that you feel suffocated. But it is better to feel suffocated than to be contaminated”, Angelin analyzes, lying in the grass with his mask on (…)