French lawmakers approve vaccine pass

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French President Emmanuel Macron
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France's parliament on Sunday voted 215 to 58 to give final approval to establish a vaccine pass and other measures to step up efforts to curb coronavirus infections, writes Reuters.

Under the new law, people will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccinations to enter restaurants, movie theaters, long-range trains, and other public places.

The measure, which will take effect within days, was passed over the objections of anti-vaccine protesters. President Emmanuel Macron earlier this month told Le Parisien newspaper that he hoped to "piss off" unvaccinated and disrupt their lives so much that they give in and get the shots.

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