New step in a return to the life before after abandoning the mask this week outdoors. Faced with the continuous improvement of its epidemic indicators, France is freed from the curfew on Sunday, June 20. The race to get home and avoid a fine is over: for the first time since October 30, 2020 (excluding Christmas), the French will be able to enjoy their evenings as long as they want, from Sunday, ten days earlier. provided that.
France was one of the last countries to maintain a curfew, along with Italy and Greece. First introduced at 9 p.m., it had been gradually brought forward to 6 p.m. in mid-January before being pushed back to 7 p.m. in March, 9 p.m. in May and 11 p.m. on June 9. Its lifting was announced by the government on Wednesday, as the end of the wearing of the mask outside since Thursday which, if it could be assimilated by the opposition to a ” gift “ in view of the regional elections on Sunday, is justified by a faster improvement than“Hoped” of the health situation, according to Prime Minister Jean Castex.
Vigilance remains essential
Vigilance remains however required, as the health protocols for public places and any event until June 30. With mini-concerts authorized in bars and restaurants, the Fête de la musique, created in 1982, will find familiar tunes on Monday, even if it is not yet the world before. Wearing a mask is still recommended outside during concerts and gatherings of more than ten people on public roads are still prohibited, as are impromptu concerts.
In addition, for any event of more than a thousand people, the health pass is compulsory. The maximum tonnage authorized indoors or outdoors always remains at 65% within the limit of five thousand spectators, always in a seated configuration.