France has always been a country whose citizens didn't take any shit and so it is heartwarming to see them protest against Macron's vaccine passport mandate.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is now required to enter cafés, restaurants, and other public spaces in France.
In August, anyone in France entering a café, restaurant, shopping centre, or hospital, or taking a long-distance train, will have to show a special COVID-19 health pass. This was announced by President Emmanuel Macron announced on July 12, 2021. You will be required to show the pass to visit a movie theatre, museum, live theatre, theme park, or cultural centre starting July 21.
Apparently, these measures are to combat the new Delta variant, but there has never been any proof that the covid tests is suitable for this task. Well, it's not according to Dr. Kary Mullis, the inventor of the PCR test.
The health pass — known officially as the EU Digital COVID Certificate — shows whether a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a recent negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19. This later requirement of "recovered" is most likely to be removed as it has for people in the UK.
Many French citizens took to the streets to protest the new rules, saying they encroached on their freedoms and discriminated against the unvaccinated.