The disputed French system of health passports is now in use. As of today, French people who want to go to the cinema, museum or sporting event must present proof that they have either been vaccinated against covid-19 or recently tested negative for the virus.
At present, the health pass is required for all events and places where more than 50 people are staying, but in August the rules will be extended to also apply to restaurants, cafés and shopping centers.
The hope is to curb the powerful fourth wave of viruses that has hit the country and get more unvaccinated young people to take the vaccine.
The contagious delta variant of the virus is said to be behind most of the increase in new cases – an increase of 150 percent over the past week.
– The delta variant is the dominant one, it is more contagious, says Prime Minister Jean Castex to the TV channel TF1.
From September, vaccination will also be mandatory for everyone who works in French care and elderly care. Anyone who has not been vaccinated before 15 September will not receive a salary or go to work.
President Emmanuel Macron has been criticized for the new rules, even from within his own party, the Republic on the Road (LREM). This weekend, more than 100,000 French people protested against the health care system around the country.
Source: Nyteknik – Senaste nytt by www.nyteknik.se.
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