DIRECT. Coronavirus: the government specifies its strategy for the start of the school year
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Back in a new context for the government. promised thate of “clear rules” would be established “all over” in France to cope with the resumption of the epidemic. Details on health protocols in companies and schools are particularly awaited. Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer will give a press conference on Wednesday August 26 in the middle of the afternoon to specify the sanitary conditions in which the students will return to school benches next week.

Reinforced measures in the Bouches-du-Rhône. Wearing a mask will become compulsory throughout the city of Marseille, from Wednesday at 11 p.m., the prefect decided. of Bouches-du-Rhône, due to sharp acceleration of the coronavirus epidemic in the department. The bars and restaurants will have to close their doors from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. from the same date, in all the Bouches-du-Rhône.

No generalized free masks for pupils. The executive confirmed on Tuesday the decision not to provide sanitary masks free to students, except for the most precarious, according to information collected by France Télévisions. While masks become compulsory in class at the start of the school year for middle and high school students, their free admission was demanded by many elected officials and political leaders.

More than 3,000 new cases in 24 hours in France. The daily number of new infections due to coronavirus in France went back, Tuesday, August 25, above 3,000, according to the Directorate General of Health. The DGS reports precisely 3,304 new cases while it had counted 1,955 Monday. The test positivity rate, which remains trending upward, reached 3.7% between August 16 and 22.

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