Coronavirus in the Pyrénées-Orientales: The compulsory mask again everywhere except on the beach

 EPIDEMIC According to the Minister of Health, there has been a 400% increase in positive Covid-19 cases in one week in this department

During a police check in Argelés-sur-Mer, in the Pyrénées-Orientales, in August 2020. - RAYMOND ROIG / AFP
During a police check in Argelés-sur-Mer, in the Pyrénées-Orientales, in August 2020. - RAYMOND ROIG / AFP


The Covid-19 epidemic is on the rise in the Pyrénées-Orientales"We are at more than 400% of contaminations in one week with an incidence rate of 210 per 100,000 inhabitants" in this department, indicated Thursday by the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran. To stem this phenomenon, measures have just been taken in public spaces.


Thus, wearing a mask is once again compulsory everywhere, except at the beach and in large natural spaces, in all the municipalities of the department. And this until August 2 said Friday the prefecture.

Alcohol prohibited on public roads

Moreover, while tourists have already arrived, the consumption of alcoholic beverages is also prohibited on public roads and public spaces outside restaurants and bars. The incidence rate fell from 12.7 per 100,000 inhabitants on July 2 to 129.9 per 100,000 inhabitants ten days later.

Last Tuesday, Pierre Ricordeau, the director of the Occitanie Regional Health Agency indicated that the population density of this department, like those of Hérault and Haute-Garonne, also faced a recovery, but also tourist flows or the proximity of Catalonia could explain this outbreak.

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