French Minister of Health Verand said on the 21st that the government advised people to wear medical surgical masks in public to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Wei Lang said on the 21st that medical surgical masks can better stop the spread of the novel coronavirus than ordinary fabric masks or simple facial masks, so it is recommended that people wear medical surgical masks in public.
In an interview with TF1 TV, Verran said: “All I can suggest to the French people is stop using cloth masks.”
France has earlier implemented a “mask order” requiring the wearing of masks in public places, but no specific types of masks are recommended.
Now the French government is worried about the further spread of the epidemic due to the emergence of the more infectious mutant novel coronavirus.
Germany has issued a similar order before.
According to China News Service on the 19th, Germany upgraded the “mask order” on the same day, stipulating that people are not allowed to wear homemade simple masks when taking public transportation or shopping, and must wear medical masks (including surgical masks or masks that meet N95 standards).
The cumulative number of coronavirus deaths in France has exceeded 70,000.
French schools are still open, and some stores selling non-essential goods can also open.
However, some French public health officials also said that they found that the infection rate had increased recently, and they were also worried about the more contagious variants of the novel coronavirus in other countries.