Adults in all French schools required to wear masks

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French education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer has announced that every adult in all types of French schools, which are due to reopen at the beginning of September, must wear a face mask to limit transmission of the coronavirus, overturning an earlier decision to exempt teachers at primary schools from the requirement.

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All adults working at schools must wear face masks to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, French education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer said in a press conference on Wednesday, effectively backtracking on exceptions for primary school teachers previously announced by the government, reports Radio France Internationale.