The administrative court of Paris suspended this Thursday the prefectural decree which made it compulsory to wear a mask outdoors in Paris.
The decree came into force on December 31 to deal with the emergence of the highly contagious Omicron variant.
The administrative court of Paris will publish this Friday its decision of suspension. “As it was neither necessary nor strictly proportionate, the administrative court wished to suspend the decree”, however commented to AFP Me Jean-Baptiste Soufron, who pleaded for the suspension of this decree.
For its part, the police headquarters did not react, reserving its response to the receipt of the decision.
Already on Wednesday, a similar decision had been taken in the Yvelines, by the administrative court of Versailles. Seized by individuals, the judge in chambers considered that this “obligation could only be imposed on condition that the local epidemiological situation justifies it and that the wearing of the mask is limited to places and times of heavy traffic”, according to the communicated. He thus considered that the measure carried “an excessive, disproportionate and inappropriate interference with individual freedom”.