President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday, 12, that a health passport will be required for entry into bars, restaurants and even public transport in August
the prime minister of France, Jean Castex, said on Tuesday, 13, that the country broke a record of people vaccinated against a Covid-19 in one day, with 792,339 doses. The number is slightly higher than the previous record of 752,795 recorded on June 18th. “This momentum is expected to amplify and continue in the coming weeks. Be vaccinated”, asked Castex in a publication on the networks. The race to get vaccinated takes place the day after the president Emmanuel Macron announce that a “health pass” proving immunization will be required for French people to enter bars and restaurants from the month of August. The requirement is effective from the 21st for anyone over 12 years old who wants to go to concerts, public events or get on buses and trains.
Shortly after Macron’s announcement, one of the immunizing agents’ scheduling platforms went offline due to the flow of appointments. According to the newspaper Le Monde, the Doctolib website registered more than two million entries for immunization agents from Monday until the afternoon of Wednesday, 14. The government’s expectation is that the number of vaccinated people will rise to almost 5 million per week in the next few days. The president’s announcement split local politicians across the country. Some of them, such as deputy Valérie Rabault, considered the measure as “unfair and capable of damaging the recovery of France”. So far, according to data from Our World In Data, 24.4 million people in the population of 67 million people have had full immunization.