French Parliament approves vaccine pass

On January 8, 2022, in Paris, he has a sign that says “freedom” when he participates in a demonstration protesting a bill that turns France’s current health path for coronavirus disease into a “vaccine path.” There are people. (Sara Meyssonnier / Reuters)

Paris — The French Parliament gave final approval on Sunday for the government’s latest COVID-19 measures, including the vaccine pass.

Members of the House of Representatives cast 215 votes in favor of 58 votes against, paving the way for the law to come into force in the next few days.

The new law, which the opposition has brutally passed parliament, admitting that some of its provisions are too strict, requires vaccination certificates for people to enter public places such as restaurants, cafes, cinemas and long-distance trains. Will require you to have.

Vaccine pass voting in Paris
The final result of a vote during the final reading of a bill introducing a vaccine pass at the Palais Bourbon of the French National Assembly in Paris on 16 January 2022. (Thomas Coex / AFP via Getty Images)

Currently, unvaccinated people can enter such places with the results of a recent negative COVID-19 test. Almost 78 percent of the population is fully vaccinated, according to the Ministry of Health on Saturday.

President Emmanuel Macron, who is expected to aim for the second term in the April presidential election, told Le Parisien this month that he would make the lives of unvaccinated people so complicated that he would be vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine. He said he wanted to “get angry.” ..

Thousands of protesters demonstrated against the law in Paris and several other cities on Saturday.