- Title: Masks to be mandatory in enclosed public spaces in next weeks-Macron
- Date: 14th July 2020
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (JULY 14, 2020) (AGENCY POOL) VARIOUS OF FRENCH PRESIDENT, EMMANUEL MACRON, ARRIVING ABOARD MILITARY VEHICLE FOR BASTILLE DAY CEREMONY
- Embargoed: 28th July 2020 13:53
- Keywords: Bastille Day France Macron celebrations coronavirus national day parade
- Location: PARIS, FRANCE
- City: PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001CMS7XAF
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- Story Text: Wearing masks will be compulsory in all enclosed public spaces in the next weeks in France, where there are signs that COVID-19 is returning somewhat, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday (July 14).
In a television interview on Bastille Day, Macron also said he wished that COVID-19 testing be available for everyone.
He said France will be ready with enough stocks of protective material in case a second wave of the virus hits France.
Macron said France would be among the first countries to get access to a potential vaccine being developed by French drugmaker Sanofi.
Asked about the pension reform he has spearheaded before the health crisis, Macron said it needed reworking and that the government would need to look again at the financing of the reform after the COVID-19 crisis.
He added that in any case France needed to reform the pension system in coming years and that he still believed the proposed overhaul was fair.
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