Nantes. Wearing a mask becomes compulsory in the city center

The ax has just fallen. From this Friday, August 14, wearing a mask is made compulsory in several areas of downtown Nantes. In question, “the regular increase in the incidence rate and the admission of new cases of Covid-19 to the CHU”.

The information has just fallen. From this Friday, August 14, wearing a mask is made compulsory in several areas of downtown Nantes by prefectural decree. This decision results from an observation: “The steady increase in the incidence rate and the admission of new cases at the CHU “ from Nantes.

Virus circulation increases

Indeed, according to the available data, for the period from August 4 to August 12, “969 positive cases were identified for the department, ie an incidence (number of new cases brought back to the resident population) of 13.43 / 100,000 inhabitants. Four cases of Covid-19 were also admitted to intensive care at the Nantes University Hospital “, recalls the prefecture. Clearly, the circulation of the virus is increasing.

Offenders face a fine of € 135

The main districts concerned are the inner city of Nantes, the island of Versailles, the banks of the Erdre and the north and south forecourt of the station. The mask is also compulsory in the various markets of the city. Anyone who does not comply with the provisions of the decree is liable to a fine of € 135. This decision was taken in consultation with the regional prefect, the mayor of Nantes and the regional health agency.

Map of areas in Nantes city center, where wearing a mask is compulsory. © Ouest-France

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