France to bring a new vaccine passport system in the country from Wednesday. People in the country will require a vaccine certificate or a recent negative report in order to go to a place with more than 50 people.
France Tightens COVID-19 Protocols in the Country Amid Rising COVID-19 Cases
People in France require a vaccination certificate or a recent negative test report before going to public places. If they want to go to cinemas, sports stadiums, or to places with more than 50 people; they might need a vaccine passport. However, this new guideline is quite controversial in the country. Although, authorities suggest that this will encourage more and more people to get vaccinated. The government to implement the new rules starting Wednesday.
When will People Require the Health Pass?
The “health pass”, as they call it will promote vaccination. People in France will require it if they want to go to places with more than 50 people. For example, theatres, sports stadiums, or any other public place. However, the requirement of the health pass is not extended to restaurants and cafes currently. But they might get implemented soon in August. The government is hoping to curb the fourth Covid wave after implanting this new system in the country. Moreover, they say that this method will promote vaccination among the citizens.
The Government is Quite Concerned Regarding the COVID-19 Situation in the Country
Health Minister Oliver Veran warned of the fast-spreading COVID-19 Delta variant in the country. Moreover, he said that it is causing a rapid increase in fresh infections. Besides him, President Emanuel Macron also conducted a meeting with his ministers on Wednesday regarding this health crisis. The COVID-19 cases in France are witnessing an upsurge recently. Jean Castex, the French Prime Minister also addressed the nation regarding the same issue.
Why did France introduce the Health Pass System?
According to the government, they do not want to implement a nationwide lockdown in France. Henceforth, they have come up with this health pass system in order to promote vaccination among citizens. The government just wants the people to receive the jabs and stay safe from the deadly virus. However, this decision of the health pass is highly criticized in the country as well. Some are calling it a “health dictatorship” while others are carrying out rallies and protests?