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Despite the decision of the administrative court on Thursday night to cancel the obligation to wear the mask outside in Paris, the prefect of police announced in a statement on Monday that it would be made mandatory by decree in various circumstances.

Thus, “due to the extremely high incidence rate and pressure on the hospital”, it will be made compulsory to wear a mask outside for “marches, rallies and demonstrations bringing together more than 10 people, as well as “near places of worship”, indicates the press release from the Paris police headquarters.

“Similar” decrees are taken in other departments of the Ile-de-France region, continues the press release.


The organizing committee for the Beijing Winter Olympics (February 4-20) announced on Monday that it was canceling the sale of tickets to the general public due to a “complicated” epidemic situation, while however promising to welcome spectators on invitation.

“In order to protect the health and safety of staff and spectators (…), it has been decided to adjust the initial ticket sales plan and (instead) to organize the arrival of spectators at the venues competition,” he said in a statement.


About sixty deputies from all sides led by the France insoumise group seized the Constitutional Council on Monday against the bill establishing the vaccination pass adopted on Sunday by Parliament.


Several unions launched a new call for a strike on Thursday in schools, colleges and high schools after last Thursday’s large-scale movement, to demand “strong responses” in the face of the “chaos” caused by the health crisis, and massive investments. in education.

The FSU, CGT Educ’action, FO and SUD Education unions, as well as the FCPE, the first organization of parents of pupils, and the high school student movements FIDL, MNL and La Voix lycĂ©enne called for “continuing the mobilization”, in engaging “in a new day of action on January 20, including by strike”, in a press release.


Any athlete, including professional, who comes for a competition in France, as soon for the Six Nations tournament, will have to be vaccinated to enter a sports arena.

Following the expulsion from Australia of world number one tennis player Novak Djokovic, the French government clarified that the vaccination pass would not only apply to amateur and professional athletes based in France but also to foreign athletes who come for competitions.


The trial of the November 13 attacks will not resume until at least January 25, one of the accused, Ali El Haddad Asufi, having tested positive for Covid over the weekend, AFP learned.

In a message sent Monday morning to the lawyers, the president of the special assize court of Paris, Jean-Louis PĂ©riès, writes that the result of the PCR test to which Mr. El Haddad Asufi was subjected “proved positive” and that “the coming week is totally compromised”, a new “useful test” can only be carried out next Friday.


The fortunes of the world’s ten richest men have doubled since the start of the pandemic while the incomes of 99% of humanity have shrunk, according to an Oxfam report on Monday.


The number of Covid-19 cases in China rose to its highest level since March 2020 on Monday, as Beijing scrambles to eradicate the highly contagious Omicron variant three weeks from the Winter Olympics.

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