| 30 May 2024, Thursday |

Protesters Rally Against COVID-19 Health Pass in Paris

In July, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a series of new restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19, including a special health pass indicating that a person has either been vaccinated or has a negative test result for COVID-19.

French lawmakers passed a bill in July that requires medical workers and firefighters to be fully vaccinated or face work restrictions, including suspension from practicing their occupation or a salary freeze.

The top French court upheld the restrictions in early August. The French are now required to obtain a health pass or a negative COVID-19 test to enter public venues. The measures aim to curb the spread of more contagious coronavirus mutations.

France has confirmed over 6.8 million cumulative COVID-19 infections and more that 115,000 related fatalities.

  • Sputnik