Restore the wearing of masks in transport? For Alain Fischer, "this is seriously discussed"

In a context of rising epidemic, the immunologist is in favor of the return of this protection in order to “protect fragile people”.

The return of the mask in public transport, “this is seriously discussed”, said this Wednesday on France 2 Alain Fischer, Chairman of the Vaccine Strategy Advisory Board. “I think in public transport it’s probably reasonable,” he suggested.

This statement comes as Covid-19 cases have been on the rise in France for more than a month: the average number of new daily confirmed cases increased by almost 50% in one week.

“We are helping to protect vulnerable people”

For the immunologist, wearing a mask in transport is therefore considered “certainly for fragile people, and probably for the whole population, because it is a measure of collective protection and by making the small effort to Wearing the mask helps protect vulnerable people.

“In the context of an increase in the circulation of SARS-CoV-2 and a lower systematic adoption of prevention measures”, Public Health France also recalls in its last point that “the application of barrier gestures is essential to limit the spread of the epidemic and protect the most vulnerable populations.”

Wearing a mask on public transport is no longer mandatory in France since May 16this obligation had been lifted due to an improvement in the health situation.

Salome Vincendon BFMTV journalist

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