COVID-19: All health workers in France have been ordered to be bitten as Macron announces passes against the coronavirus

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COVID-19: All health workers in France have been ordered to be bitten as Macron announces passes against the coronavirus


Emmanuel Macron has ordered all healthcare workers to get vaccinated and announced special COVID passes as the country continues to fight rising infections.

In a televised address, the French president said all healthcare workers, nursing home workers and anyone caring for the elderly or sick at home should be vaccinated against the coronavirus by the 15th. September.

Those who fail to do so face penalties or fines.

The president also announced that anyone wishing to visit a restaurant, shopping center or several other public places will need a COVID-19[feminine[feminine pass, which can only be given to people who have been fully vaccinated, have retested negative, or have recently recovered from the virus.

The additional restrictions come as the country continues to grapple with a resurgence of cases primarily due to the Delta variant.

Some 40% of the French population is fully vaccinated, but there are pockets of vaccine skepticism.

“The country is facing a strong resumption of the epidemic affecting our entire territory,” said Mr. Macron. He halted before any further lockdown action, declaring ‘we have to live with the virus’.

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Women sit on the terrace of a café in Paris

He said the French government would again declare a state of medical emergency from Tuesday, giving it more leeway to impose restrictions on viruses.

He also announced that France will start charging for certain virus tests, which have so far been free.

In France, vaccines are widely available to anyone 12 years of age and over, but uptake has slowed in recent weeks due to reluctance to vaccinate, the feeling that the virus is no longer a threat and because some people have decided to postpone their vaccinations after the summer. vacation.

Demand started to rise again over the weekend as people braced for Macron’s announcements.

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