Covid-19: in Paris, the compulsory wearing of a mask outside suspended by justice

The administrative court of Paris suspended on Thursday January 13 the prefectural decree which makes it compulsory to wear a mask outdoors in Paris since December 31.

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

“Neither necessary nor strictly proportionate”

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

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Asked by AFP, the police headquarters reserved its response to the 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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