Hundreds of people protested in Paris, this Wednesday, against the requirement of a health pass to carry out some activities and against the mandatory vaccination for health professionals, as the government seeks to contain a fourth wave of infections by covid-19 on France.
From this Wednesday, people who go to museums, cinemas or public swimming pools in France will be denied entry if they cannot present a health pass that proves they have been vaccinated against covid-19 or a recent negative test.
Some of the protesters waved banners that read “Freedom of Choice” and “Hands Off My Natural Immunity!”
“They want to force us to be vaccinated at any cost. No, no, no,” Nathalie Labedade, a nursing home worker, told Reuters.
The health pass, previously only required for large parties or parties, will also be required from the beginning of August to enter restaurants and bars and for long-distance train and plane travel.
At the Louvre Museum in Paris, head of security Servane de Landsheer said the first morning of checking the health pass went well, with most visitors having the document and those not agreeing to take a quick test of Covid.
“I was so angry … I had no idea,” said Nelly Breton, 51, after being rejected at the Louvre, as not enough time had passed since her vaccination for her pass to be valid.
“But then I calmed down and understood that there were health reasons,” he said, adding that he would go to a pharmacy for a quick Covid test.
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