Time.news – From the beginning of August the health pass will be required in France to enter restaurants, bars, planes, buses and trains: the president announced Emmanuel Macron in a speech to the nation. Macron added that from 21 July the pass will already be required to enter cinemas, theaters and other entertainment venues. The health pass, he specified, means a vaccination or a negative coronavirus test.
At the moment, there is a “strong recovery” of the Covid-19 epidemic, which affects “all our regions”, explained the head of the Elysée in his eagerly awaited speech to the nation. “When science offers us the means to protect ourselves, we must use them with confidence in reason and progress”, he continued, “we must move towards the vaccination of all French people, because it is the only way to return to normal life”.
The president thus announced that he must be vaccinated by 15 September “the nursing and non-nursing staff of hospitals, clinics, rest homes, facilities for the disabled, all professionals or volunteers who work in contact with the elderly or frail, even in private homes”. From 15 September, Macron warned, checks will start and the related sanctions will be applied.
“With the Delta variant we see an increase in infections worldwide, because it is a variant three times more contagious. In France the situation is currently under control, we are under 2,000 new cases a day for weeks and hospitalizations and deaths are high. the lowest level for a year, but if we don’t act immediately there will be an increase in cases and hospitalizations in August “. French President Emmanuel Macron said this in a speech to the nation broadcast live on TV. “It will therefore be a summer of vaccinations, we must vaccinate the maximum number of people everywhere and at all times”, continued Macron. “To protect us we need the vaccination of all French people and we will start with the health personnel, for which we introduce the obligation” to be vaccinated, Macron continued.
After the summer, France will launch an “investment plan” to “build 2030”, Macron anticipated, announcing a reform of the pension system “because at the moment it is unfair”. “We will eliminate the special schemes”, specified the Elysée tenant, underlining that “we need to work more” and that all pensions “must be over a thousand euros”.