French house approves Macron’s stricter “vaccine passport” after turbulent debate

The French government approved a new CCP virus bill on Thursday that will make it more difficult for people who refuse to vaccinate COVID-19 to enjoy some activities in their social lives and access public transport. Did.

After days of turbulent debate, members of the House of Representatives passed a bill containing a stricter vaccine passport with a margin of 214-93 shortly after 5 am (11 pm ET).

The bill, backed by President Emmanuel Macron, will be submitted to the Senate early next week before the final vote in the French National Assembly.

Parliamentary debate proposing a new set CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus Rules for unvaccinated citizens were suspended early Wednesday as opposition lawmakers accused Macron of using divisive language during the interview.

French officials have vowed that the new rules could come into effect as originally planned by mid-January after the debate was suspended. Under the new law, unvaccinated people over the age of 16 will be blocked from hospitality facilities and public transport between regions.

If the bill is passed, the current options in the vaccine passport will be removed. This allows people who can show a recent negative COVID-19 test to continue to enter hospitality facilities or travel by train.

Parliamentary approval of Macron’s plan to enforce a stricter vaccine passport, which authorities believe will help curb the spread of the Omicron variant of the CCP virus, is a controversial comment made by the president. It takes place a few days after drawing criticism from political opponents.

Emmanuel Macron
French President Emmanuel Macron will give a speech on December 9, 2021 at a news conference on France, the EU Presidency in Paris, France. (LudovicMarin / Pool via Reuters)

Macron Told Le Parisien Newspapers earlier this week say they are determined to make the lives of those who rejected the COVID-19 shots very complicated by pushing them out of public places, and they will be jabbed.

“I’m not trying to offend the French … I’m not vaccinated right now, so I really want to offend them. So I’ll keep going until the end. This is the strategy,” Macron said in an interview on Tuesday. Said in.

Macron went on to say, “Don’t send. [unvaccinated people] However, he complicates their lives and encourages unvaccinated people with COVID-19 to be shot by “restricting access to activities in social life as much as possible.”

“So I have to tell them. From January 15th, I will not be able to go to the restaurant. You will no longer be able to go for coffee and you will no longer be able to go to the theater. You will not be able to go to the cinema. “

Macron’s comments received a lot of reaction, both for and against. In addition, the presidential election is scheduled for April, and it has not yet been officially announced whether or not to run, but it is a delicate time.

Also on Thursday, France’s Prime Minister Jean Castex prepared for France to deploy a fourth COVID-19 vaccination or a second booster shot as soon as health officials signaled such a move. I said it was done.

Reuters contributed to this report.

Lorenz Duchamps