France’s obligatory face masks not enforced in Nice due to changes by local mayor.
IN France it had been suggested that it would become obligatory to wear a face mask in public. However, this was not the case in Nice as mayor, Christian Estrosi, decided to revoke the decree that he had signed on May 7.
The wearing of the protective masks is therefore compulsory in Nice only on public transport and inside shops which have chosen to impose it.
However, the mayor of Nice has not given up on making it compulsory to wear them in public spaces. In a tweet, Estrosi spoke of the imminent signing of a new decree.
The news decree will be based on implementing decree N° 2020-545 of the health emergency law published on Tuesday in the Official Journal.
The first version had been appealed on May 9 by the League for Human Rights, represented by Mireille Damiano and by two citizens including Me Jean-Marc Le Gars.
These two lawyers, as well as the council of the City Me Adrien Verrier were present during the hearing of a summary to examine the two actions brought against the first decree. But the decision with the original decree only dealt with cross-claims for compensation and the anticipation of the new municipal decree will be decided at a later date.