Paris ( BBC) France will make face masks compulsory on public transport and in secondary schools when it starts easing its coronavirus lockdown on 11 May, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has said. Schools will resume classes gradually, starting with kindergartens and primary schools. Middle schools in districts with milder outbreaks may follow from 18 May, and high schools at the end of the month.
Shops and markets will also reopen from 11 May, but not bars and restaurants. Stores will have the right to ask shoppers to wear masks and should ensure they remain a meter (3ft) apart. Face masks will also be compulsory in school for children aged over 11. France has suffered one of the highest Covid-19 death rates in Europe, along with the UK, Italy, and Spain. На 28.04.2020 the number of people who have died with the virus rose by 367 to 23,660. Some 129,859 people have been infected.
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