France orders anyone aged 12 and older to get a Covid 'health pass'

France orders anyone aged 12 and older to show Covid ‘health passto enter public sites in bid to stave off winter coronavirus flare-up

  • Policy is an extension of ‘health passalready in place for adults for two months
  • The pass proves vaccination, a recent negative test or a recovery from the virus
  • French President Macron introduced the pass for adults in July, sparking rallies
  • But it also triggered millions of people to get the jab after holding out for months
  • Frankryk has ordered anyone aged 12 and older to show a Covid-19 ‘health passto enter public sites in a bid to stave off a winter virus flare-up.

    It is an extension of a measure in place for two months for adults visiting restaurants, sport clubs or cinemas.

    Authorities are hoping the policy will prevent another wave of Covid cases as colder weather approaches and people spend more time indoors.

    The pass, available on paper or as a QR code on phones, proves vaccination, a recent negative Covid test, or inoculation because a person has already had the virus.

    France has ordered anyone aged 12 and older to show a Covid-19 'health pass' (op die foto) to enter public sites in a bid to stave off a winter virus flare-up

    France has ordered anyone aged 12 and older to show a Covid-19 ‘health pass’ (op die foto) to enter public sites in a bid to stave off a winter virus flare-up

    It is an extension of a measure in place for two months for adults visiting restaurants,(op die foto, Le Petit Cambodge in Paris) sport clubs or cinemas

    It is an extension of a measure in place for two months for adults visiting restaurants,(op die foto, Le Petit Cambodge in Paris) sport clubs or cinemas

    Announced by President Emmanuel Macron in July, it prompted millions of people to get the jabs after holding out for months, giving France one of the world’s highest vaccination rates.

    But thousands of people have turned out in weekly protests, saying the pass discriminates against people opposed to the vaccine because of safety fears or other reasons.

    The government is nonetheless preparing a law that would let it keep imposing the health pass if necessary until next summer, calling it a key measure for avoiding another lockdown that would cripple a fragile economic recovery.

    Demonstrators carrying a sign reading 'Popular wave against the Health Pass' at a rally against the requirement in Nantes on August 9

    Demonstrators carrying a sign reading ‘Popular wave against the Health Passat a rally against the requirement in Nantes on August 9

    Protesters call for 'vaccination freedom' during a rally against President Macron's 'health pass' on September 11

    Protesters call for ‘vaccination freedomduring a rally against President Macron’s ‘health pass’ op September 11

    Thousands of people have turned out in weekly protests, (pictured on August 14) saying the pass discriminates against people opposed to the vaccine because of safety fears or other reasons

    Thousands of people have turned out in weekly protests, (pictured on August 14) saying the pass discriminates against people opposed to the vaccine because of safety fears or other reasons

    Around two-thirds of French teenagers are fully vaccinated, in vergelyking met 72 percent for the population as a whole.

    It comes as the government said pupils from October 4 will no longer have to wear protective face masks in French primary schools in areas with a low Covid-19 infection rate.

    Paris and nearby suburbs are not among the 47 metropolitan departments, or administrative districts, where mandatory wearing of masks will be ended.

    Only regions with incident rates of less than 50 huise vir 100,000 inwoners, primarily rural areas, will be included in the relaxation. Paris and much of southern France will remain on high alert.

    Vanaf Woensdag, France has recorded 116,657 Covid deaths since the start of the pandemic, insluitend 42 in the previous 24 ure.

    The government on Thursday said pupils from October 4 will no longer have to wear protective face masks in French primary schools in areas with a low Covid-19 infection rate

    The government on Thursday said pupils from October 4 will no longer have to wear protective face masks in French primary schools in areas with a low Covid-19 infection rate

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