Coronavirus: The obligation to wear a mask outdoors in Paris suspended by the administrative court

The Paris administrative court on Thursday suspended the prefectural decree which makes it compulsory to wear a mask outdoors in Paris since 31 December, AFP learned from the court.

This decision comes the day after that of the Administrative Court of Versailles, which had suspended a similar decree, a first on the national territory, considering that the measure carried “an excessive, disproportionate and inappropriate attack (…) on individual freedom”.

The police headquarters does not not yet express

The decision concerning this decree of the capital’s police headquarters, put in place to deal with the emergence of the variant Omicron, will be published on Friday, added the Administrative Court of Paris.

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