France’s Saint-Tropez resort makes masks mandatory outdoors

SAINT-TROPEZ, France (AP) — The glamorous French Riviera resort of Saint-Tropez is now requiring face masks outdoors. The move, which began Saturday, threatens to sober the mood in a place renowned for high-end, free-wheeling summer beach parties. More French cities and towns, especially in tourist areas, are imposing mask requirements as France’s virus infections creep back up. More than 2,000 new cases were reported on Friday, the biggest single-day rise since May. Wearing a mask outdoors is also compulsory in some crowded parts of Marseille, France’s second-largest city. Paris is expected to announce similar measures shortly.  France has already made mask-wearing mandatory in all public indoor spaces.