France to lift outdoor mask mandate as COVID-19 cases fall
Updated: 2021-06-17 06:02:40 KST
France is ending its outdoor mask mandate, and will start lifting nighttime curfews as new COVID-19 infections are falling.
According to the country's Prime Minister, the outdoor mask mandate will be lifted Thursday, but masks will still be required on public transport, in stadiums, and in other crowded venues.
He added the 11PM curfew will be scrapped from June 20th, ten days earlier than initially planned.
The number of new daily infections in France fell to 32-hundred on Tuesday, the lowest since August 2020.