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French president anticipates use of facemasks throughout June

French president anticipates use of facemasks throughout June

Paris, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Franch President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that the use of facemasks as protection against Covid-19 will be necessary at least throughout June, and called not to lower our guard.
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‘Then we will see, when the time comes,’ the president noted at a meeting with residents of the northern town of Pont-Sainte-Marie, regarding the relaxation of restrictions on Wednesday, with the reopening of restaurants, cultural sites and non-essential stores.

Macron commented that he is also ‘fed up’ with using the facemask, but insisted on the importance of maintaining it next month, due to a still worrying situation.

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Health confirmed 19,000 new Covid-19 cases and 141 deaths, still high figures, while 21,347 people are in hospitals and 3,862 patients are in intensive care units, a scenario of significant progress, which justifies the gradual relaxation of restrictions.

We must not be careless or go too fast, noted Macron, who in April presented a four-stage plan for a gradual return to normality, the second of which was activated on Wednesday.

In addition, Government Spokesperson Gabriel Attal mentioned in the last hours the possibility of a summer without facemasks in France, which he conditioned on the continuity of progress in the indicators of the fight against the pandemic.

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