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The obligation to wear the mask outside in Paris suspended by the administrative court

The Paris administrative court on Thursday suspended the prefectural decree which makes it compulsory to wear a mask outside in Paris since December 31, AFP learned from the court.

This decision comes the day after that of the Administrative Court of Versailles, which had suspended a similar decree, a first on the national territory, by considering that the measure was “an excessive, disproportionate and inappropriate interference (…) on individual liberty” .

The police headquarters is not yet speaking

The decision concerning this order of the prefecture of police of the capital, put in place to deal with the emergence of the Omicron variant, will be published on Friday, added the administrative court of Paris.

Asked by AFP, the police headquarters reserved its response to receipt of the decision. “As it was neither necessary nor strictly proportionate, the administrative court wished to suspend the decree,” for his part commented to AFP Me Jean-Baptiste Soufron, who pleaded for the suspension of this decree.


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