In Paris, the obligation to wear a mask suspended by the courts

Man with a mask carrying a shopping bag in the street on April 18, 2020, Paris, France. (Photo by Fred VIELCANET / Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

CORONAVIRUS – After the Yvelines, Paris. The administrative court of the capital suspended, this Thursday, January 13, the prefectural decree which made it compulsory to wear a mask outdoors since December 31 to fight against the wave of contamination with Covid-19, caused by Omicron, learned the ‘AFP to the court.

This decision comes the day after that of the Administrative Court of Versailles, which suspended a similar decree, a first on the national territory, considering that the measure was “an excessive, disproportionate and inappropriate […] to individual freedom ”.

The outdoor mask validated by the Council of State under certain conditions

The decision concerning this order of the prefecture of police of the capital, put in place to deal with the emergence of the Omicron variant, will be published on Friday, added the administrative court of Paris.

Asked by AFP, the police headquarters reserved its response to receipt of the decision.

“As it was neither necessary nor strictly proportionate, the administrative court wished to suspend the decree,” for his part commented to AFP Me Jean-Baptiste Soufron, who pleaded for the suspension of this decree.

On Tuesday, the Council of State, seized in brief by an individual, validated the wearing of the mask on the outside, but nevertheless ruled that it could only be imposed under certain conditions. The court also said that the prefects could delimit large areas to make the rule understandable.

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