Paris: The French government has decided to make face masks mandatory for all children aged 6 and above to board public transport. Masks had previously been compulsory from the age of 11.
Children aged six and older will have to wear a mask on all means of public transport within national borders from Monday. The public transport carriers will not serve any food or drink for three weeks from Monday.
Passengers will not be permitted to remove their face masks even to eat or drink. Restaurant services will be suspended on high-speed TGV and inter-city services as from Monday until January 23.