French parliament approves Macron’s plan to pass COVID-19 vaccine | Coronavirus pandemic news

Officials hope that the bill will take effect on January 15th because France is facing a surge in infections.

The French parliament approved President Emmanuel Macron’s COVID vaccine pass plan to help curb the spread of Omicron variants, after Macron’s remarks sparked a heated debate. He hopes “Papa Papa” Not vaccinated.

Macron told the Parisian newspaper earlier this week that he wants to make the lives of those who refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine so complicated, driving them out of public places that they will eventually be stabbed.

Macron’s vulgar language in the three months before the presidential election is widely regarded as politically motivated, using public dissatisfaction with the lack of vaccinations to intensify.

Government data shows that more than 90% of people over 12 have received at least two doses of the vaccine. Health Minister Olivier Veran said that since October 1, after Macron’s comments were published, the number of people who received the first shot on Wednesday hit a record high.

Legislators in the House of Commons passed the draft legislation on Thursday, including a vaccine pass shortly after 5 a.m. local time (04:00 GMT), which was passed with an advantage of 214 to 93 after the overnight meeting.Many people who voted against bill From the extreme right or extreme left.

The legislation will be submitted to the Senate before the final vote in the National Assembly.

For several months, French people had to present a vaccination certificate or a negative test for COVID-19 to enter movie theaters and cafes and take the train.

But with Delta and Omi Kron Mutation infections have soared, and the government has decided to cancel the testing option in the new bill.

Vaccine pass rules will apply to people over 16 years old, not people over 12 years old that the government originally sought.

European countries are divided on how to force citizens to vaccinate.

Italy on Wednesday mandated that people over 50 be vaccinated against COVID-19. Teachers and public health workers are already obligated to vaccinate. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson slammed those who refused to be vaccinated, but said he would not force anyone to be vaccinated.

Prime Minister Jean Castex said that countries such as Italy and Austria that have switched to compulsory vaccination have lower vaccination rates than France.

Castex also stated that France is ready to conduct the fourth COVID injection in due course.

On Wednesday, France recorded more than 332,000 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, and another 246 COVID-19 deaths in hospitals.