Wearing a mask abroad in France is no longer mandatory from tomorrow and the curfew ends earlier than scheduled, on June 20, French Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Wednesday.” We are going to remove the general obligation to wear a mask outdoors. It will not be mandatory, except in certain circumstances. The decrees will be amended from tomorrow,” he told a news conference. Castex advocated that the pace of vaccination does not decline and noted that the level of circulation of the virus is the lowest since August 2020.In his appearance at the end of the Council of Ministers, he detailed that the curfew, which was in place for 7 and a half months, will end ten days before the government plan. It will be on June 20 and not 30.With 16.5 million vaccinated with the full schedule (a little more than a fifth of the population), the prime minister urged to further accelerate the pace of injections. According to the latest available data, there were 678,535 punctures between 14 and 15 June.” We have to give our all in the coming weeks. By the end of August we must reach 40 million vaccinated with at least one dose (currently 30.7) and 35 million with the full schedule,” he said. Masks, which the French have been mandatory for more than seven months, will remain mandatory in “closed places” and in certain situations, such as in queues or crowds, the prime minister said. Parallel to the drop in infections (less than 5,000 daily) and deaths (less than 100), the president recalled the decrease in hospitalized in the ICU due to COVID. Currently, it is just under 2,000, when at the end of April it reached 6,000.