Saturday 15 January 2022
2G in public life France introduces new corona vaccination card
With more than 300,000 new corona infections every day, France is currently recording maximum values. As a protective measure, the National Assembly has now voted for a new corona vaccination card. As a result, large parts of public life will soon only be accessible to those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered.
The French National Assembly voted in second reading to introduce a new corona vaccination card. It is intended to replace the previously applicable health pass and corresponds to the German 2G rule. In future, proof of a corona vaccination or recovery via QR code will also be required in France in order to be able to visit shopping centres, cafés, restaurants or cultural events. A negative test is then no longer sufficient. The French MPs met on Friday afternoon to discuss the controversial bill and almost 450 amendments in the second reading. After heated debates, the text was finally approved early Saturday morning with 185 votes in favour. There were 69 no votes and eight abstentions. The law was actually supposed to come into force this Saturday. Despite days of deliberations in a mediation committee, the National Assembly and Senate were unable to agree on a compromise. The final vote of the National Assembly is now scheduled for Sunday afternoon.
560,000 French without boosters are considered unvaccinated
New rules for proof of vaccination in the health passport came into force in France this Saturday. Adults whose second vaccination was seven months ago and who have not yet received a booster vaccination are now officially no longer considered to have been vaccinated. According to the Ministry of Health, around 560,000 people are affected by the measure. Like many European countries, France is currently fighting a new wave of corona, which is mainly caused by the highly contagious omicron variant of the virus. Most recently, more than 300,000 new infections were reported in France every day.
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