Social media users called the president out for coughing while he wasn't wearing a face and nose covering, saying this did not respect guidance on measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Why are we suddenly struggling to communicate with this new accessory on? Did we take for granted just how much information our mouths convey?
Infections are still surging in over 20 French departments. Indeed, public health authorities reported over 3,000 new cases on the last day of August.
France recorded 6,111 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours, its highest number of infections since the end of lockdown.
It will be one of the few countries in the world to universally require workers to wear masks
Costume designer and actor Edmond Kok has created more than 170 experimental face masks, inspired both by the pandemic and Hong Kong's own political problems.
Authorities in Brussels have made face masks mandatory across the city in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus.
The French Riviera resort of Saint-Tropez now requires face masks outdoors, threatening to sober the mood in a place renowned for high-end, free-wheeling summer beach parties.