Mandatory order not the way to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations in France, says govt spokesman


Reuters | Paris | Updated: 09-01-2022 17:01 IST | Created: 09-01-2022 16:59 IST
Mandatory order not the way to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations in France, says govt spokesman
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A mandatory order would not be the most efficient way to encourage those not vaccinated against COVID-19 to get the shot and that plans to toughen health pass conditions were already yielding results, government spokesman Gabriel Attal said.

People in France already have to show either proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter restaurants and bars and use inter-regional trains. But with Omicron infections surging, parliament is debating legislation that will drop the test option.

President Emmanuel Macron this week said he wanted to irritate the unvaccinated by making their lives so difficult they would get the COVID-19 shot.

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