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Macron’s Covid-19 pass implemented in France despite protests

French President Emmanuel Macron’s Covid-19 health pass system will be implemented in France despite numerous protests against it.

Already existing regulations requiring a health pass will be extended to cafés, restaurants and intercity travel.

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The health pass has been required since the 21st of July for cultural venues such as cinemas, theatres and museums.

Macron stated that he hopes that the plans will help increase vaccinations and stop the fourth wave of the virus in France.

The pass is generated by a QR code either through full vaccination, a recent negative Covid-19 test or a recovery from the virus.

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A one-week grace period is expected to be allocated to businesses and consumers to get used to the new rules.

Health Minister Olivier Veran stated that the health pass and vaccinations should help avoid new curfews and lockdowns.

He added that there will be no going back on rules, which will remain in place until at least November.

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