Keyword: face masks
The masks, obligatory on collective transport until now, will become compulsory in all indoor places frequented by the public, prime minister Jean Castex said in the Senate.
President Macron, speaking on Bastille Day, also said he wanted COVID-19 testing available for everyone, without having to be referred by a doctor.
New prime minister Jean Castex said the main focus was on indoor spaces; currently face masks are mandatory on public transport.
A 59-year-old bus driver in the south-west French town of Bayonne who was beaten and left brain dead by a group of men passengers on Sunday allegedly in a row over their refusal to wear face masks as required by law, died on Friday in hospital.
Collective worship will have to observe conditions, including the wearing of masks, a distance of at least one metre between worshippers and hand-washing.
A factory in north-west France producing medical face masks, normally at a rate of 100 million per year, is working round the clock to meet demand from pharmacies and hospitals in Europe and Asia as the deadly coronavirus outbreak continues to spread.