The new rules will take effect from Monday, January 3.
In France, children aged 6 and over will be required to wear medical protective masks outdoors and in most public places.
Such rules will take effect from Monday, January 3, writes Politico Europe.
The new precautions were taken after the country registered more than 230,000 new cases of COVID-19 on December 31.
Previously, children in France had to wear masks from the age of 11.
Read alsoIn France, children mistakenly received a large dose of coronavirus vaccine: how it affected themFrench Prime Minister Jean Castex also outlined a host of other restrictions last week that will take effect from January, including requiring people to work from home at least three days a week. Companies can face fines of up to 50,000 euros for violating these new rules. Also, outdoor gatherings will be limited to 5,000 people.
In addition, France is seeking to accelerate the pace of vaccination against COVID-19, so that citizens are now eligible for revaccination as early as three months after the last vaccination.
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