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Covid-19 Jab Bookings Rise In France As Macron Publicise New Rules

The number of french people, who sought to book appointments, for Covid-19 vaccinations on Monday night increased.

This, after President Emmanuel Macron announced countless measures, designed to push people to get themselves jabbed.

In an address to the nation, Macron stated that “from next month, anyone wanting to go out to eat or drink, take a long-distance train or visit a shopping centre will need to show either proof of vaccination or a negative test.

“The so-called “health pass” will also be needed to attend a festival, a theatre show or a cinema screening as part of the government’s strategy to tackle the surging number of new cases linked to the Delta variant.

“You will have understood that vaccination is not obligatory straight away, but we are going to extend the health pass to its maximum to encourage as many of you as possible to get yourselves vaccinated”.

The prospect of having to take a test for every meal or drink out appeared to have an instant impact on many unvaccinated people, with the main websites used to book appointments for a jab reporting a surge in visits.

The president also noted that, Covid-19 tests, which are currently free, will have to be paid for from September “to encourage vaccination instead of taking many tests”.

 

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