The town hall of Saint-Malo, in Ille-et-Vilaine, announced Thursday that it had issued a decree making it compulsory until August 30 to wear a mask in the city within the city walls and on the ramparts in order to fight against the spread of the epidemic of Covid-19. In the decree published on the town hall's website, it is stated that "wearing a mask is an essential protective and preventive measure to limit the spread of the virus".
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Mayor Gilles Lurton also explains that the old walled city attracts "both permanent residents, secondary residents, day visitors and vacationing tourists, thus increasing its attendance." Thus, in this town, which is one of the most touristic towns in Brittany, "wearing a mask, including + general public +, is compulsory from the age of 11" and "throughout the intramural sector, including the ramparts ".
In mid-May, the previous mayor Claude Renoult, reporting difficulties in enforcing the distances between people, announced his decision to make the wearing of the mask compulsory from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in certain very commercial streets, during the weekends. of Ascension and Pentecost.
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According to the latest report from the Regional Health Agency (ARS), 44 additional people tested positive for Covid-19 between Tuesday and Wednesday, the largest increase in the four departments of administrative Brittany.