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Wearing a mask is no longer obligatory in the centre of Strasbourg. The measure, which was taken by a municipal decree on 20 May, was suspended on Monday by the administrative court.
In his decision, the interim relief judge Henri Simon considers that the wearing of the mask is “an interference in the exercise of the right to privacy within the meaning of Article 8 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms”.
The public prosecutor was notified of this decision, according to Rue89 Strasbourg. As the decision of the administrative court is enforceable, no one can be fined in the centre of Strasbourg for not wearing a mask. The city of Strasbourg now has the possibility to challenge the decision before the Council of State.